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Prologue 1- 31 

Dedication 32 

Institute 36 

Classes 68 

Corps 196 

Activities 220 

Sports 248 

Social 300 

Advertisements 329 







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RichardJ. Cabaniss — Editor-in-Chief 

Sol Waite Rawls, III — Business Manager 

C. Wellington Thompson, Jr. — Managing Editor 

Thomas F. Morehouse, III — Layout Editor 

David L. Miller — Advertising Manager 

Randolph B. Jones — Circulation Manager 

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It has always been a place 

of extraordinary loneliness — 

of symbolic, traditional, awe-inspiring silence. 

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Age shows; it is pervasive; it exudes 

and hangs heavy as a vapor. 

The Institute is a cold place, 

yet paradoxically emits a hidden warmth. 

The cinereous coolness often seems to dominate, to engulf the soul; 
it appears to be everywhere — in the sky, on the walls, on the grounds, 
on the trees — and even in the faces. There are many lonelinesses: 
one overwhelms, like the weight of towering and aloof walls that 
loom on every side; another manifests itself in the ultimate realization 
that the whole responsibility of succeeding, excelling . . . 
finally rests with you alone. 


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Only when one meets the austere de- 
mands of conformity, coupled with 
academic and military discipline, is he 
able to perceive his singular individuality. 

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This perception, coming early 
to some — to others, regretfully, 
not at all — opens a whole unknown 
and unimagined range of 

But the purpose of every college is the enlightenment 
of the individual — through instruction, participation, 
emulation. The first step is building a broad, adequate 
basis of fundamentals. Aquiring these, a student takes 
the first step into academic individuality. Often 
disaster comes. But corrections, suggestions, advice, 
and examples are quickly administered — and the 
next step is a little surer. 

The facts absorbed are of secondary impor- 
tance; the techniques and the personal 
assurance are the real lessons learned. 
And for this reason, a cadet must express 
himself through these many disciplines. 
Each with its own demands, tests, failures, 
victories, pride, physical and emotional 
trials — leading eventually to a certain self- 
actualization that would have seemed im- 
possible in relation to the dismay of an 
earlier loneliness. 


A cadet learns to express himself 
physically, in the rigorous, yet re- 
warding metamorphosis of body and 
mind into a controlled, smoothly 
functioning, responsive being. 

Such control, and the confidence that 
it produces is invaluable, whatever 
future obligations and opportunities 

It is here, total involvement — both as 
spectator and participant — makes the 
inherent loneliness the nebulous 
dream of another time. 

But for all its solid, monolithic 
tradition, the Institute changes. 
It changes not with the dislodg- 
ing of keystones, but with the 
judicious, critically supervised 
remolding of the individual con- 
stituents of the whole — always 
changing to accomodate a new, 
inevitable era. 


Progress must have its roots in tradition; 

meaningful change is built, in part, upon 

established principle. A unique fusion 

of the traditional and the changing 

moves us into the unknowable, the 

untested, a realm in which the knowable 

and the tested serve as foundation 

for progress. 



The inevitable change continues, but the change will never fail 
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Mrs. Mary Moody Northen 

Since Ring Figure of 1968, our class has been fortunate to have had an 
unusually close relationship to Mrs. Mary Moody Northen — a warm 
hearted, sincere friend. Out of our respect and admiration for this 
lady, the award of "Honorary Sister Rat" has been bestowed upon her 
by our class. It is fitting that this title be awarded to one who has done 
so much for our class as well as the Institute and all alumni of VMI. 

Not only did Mrs. Northen speak highly of the Class of 1970 at the 
Moody Hall dedication ceremonies, she also gave our class the un- 
precedented honor of touring the new building that day. This is a rare 
privilege as normally cadets are not allowed inside of the alumni 
quarters until after their graduation. She has contributed to the Insti- 
tute by serving ably on the VMI Foundation and to the alumni by pro- 
viding for a facility which in quality and excellence cannot be 
bettered anywhere. It is a fitting memorial to her father, one of 
VMI's most distinguished alumni. It is out of our appreciation for all 
that Mrs. Northen has done for VMI and particularly for the class of 
1970 that we dedicate the 1970 Bomb to her. 

Dedication of Moody Hall 

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William Lewis Moody Jr., '86 Hall was dedicated on 
18 October, 1969. The building honors William L. 
Moody, and the funds for its construction were given to 
the V.M.I, by his daughter, Mrs. Mary Moody Northen, 
in his memory. 

Mr. Moody was a member of the VMI Class of 1886 
and a successful Texas financier whose business empire 
included insurance, hotel, newspaper, publishing, 
cotton, and banking interests. 

Following the presentation by General Lemuel C. 
Shepherd. USMC retired, of portraits of Mrs. Northen 
and her father, a Regimental Review was held in 
honor of Mrs. Northen. At the actual dedication. United 
States Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr. gave the principal ad- 
dress, and the Vice-President of the Board of Visitors 
C. E. Thurston Jr., announced the unanimous election of 
Mrs. Northen as an honorary member of that distin- 
guished board. 

The ceremonies and activities during Alumni Week- 
end firmly established Mrs. Northen's generous gift as 
a permanent fixture in which to graciously and taste- 
fully accomodate returning Alumni. 


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The Superintendent 

Entering his tenth year as 
Superintendent, Major General 
George R. E. Shell is the ninth in 
a line of distinguished educators. 
It has been his task to maintain, 
in the face of changing emphasis 
on academic and environmental 
freedoms, a rigorous, character- 
building system, steeped in tra- 

It has been a difficult struggle 
to bring VMI into the present 
without destroying its ideals and 
values. General Shell has suc- 
ceeded in intitiating change by 
tempering his actions with con- 
servative thought. As a result, he 
has improved the system while 
safeguarding VMI's values and 
maintaining the high standard of 
excellence of character expected 
of all cadets. 

Under General Shell's di- 
rection, the academic curricula 
have come under increasingly 
close examination and eval- 
uation, and innovations have 

been introduced to bring the 
academic environment to a de- 
gree of excellence hitherto un- 
known. He has made possible a 
larger, better qualified faculty, 
thus keeping VMI high on the 
roles of well-respected colleges 
not only because of its ability to 
adhere to the changing standards 
of a complex educational system. 

The 1969-1970 session saw the 
initiation of sweeping reforms 
within the Corps of Cadets itself. 
These extended privileges have 
included not only the first class, 
but the lower classes as well, 
and have greatly added to the re- 
sponsibility and attitude of the 

General Shell has proven him- 
self not only to be an able educa- 
tor and administrator, but also a 
man of vision who recognizes the 
value of both change and tra- 
dition within a military environ- 
ment to produce, ultimately, the 


Board of Visitors 

Hon. R.H.Patterson, Jr. 

Maj. Gen. Paul M. Booth 

Organized under the laws of the Common- 
wealth of Virginia, the Virginia Military 
Institute is governed by a Board of Visitors. 
The Board is composed of fifteen members, 
eleven coming from the state at large, two 
non-resident alumni, and two "ex-officio" 
members. Acknowledging the uniqueness of 
the Institute, eleven members of the current 
Board attended VMI. These members are 
appointed by the Governor and approved by 
the State Senate. The Governor 01 Virginia, 
His Excellency, A. Linwood Holton, is the 
Commander-in-Chief, and the Honorable 
C. E. Thurston, Jr. is serving as President of 
the Board at the present time. 

Although the Board of Visitors is required 
to meet at least once a year, it usually meets 
more often. In addition to this, the Superin- 
tendent is empowered to call the Board into 
session at any time he feels it necessary to do 

Hon. SolW. Rawls, Jr. 

Hon. Elton D. Peterson 

Hon. E.H.Williams, Jr. 

Hon. John D. deButts 

Hon. Marvin Gillespie 

Hon. Thomas E. Sebrell, III 

His Excellency 

A. Linwood Holton 

Governor of Virginia 

and Staff 

Colonel P. Allan Carlsson 


Lt. Col. William E. Graybeal 

Purchasing Officer 

Colonel Arthur M. Lipscomb, Jr. 

Director of Admissions 

Colonel George H. Simpson 

Military Executive Officer 

Colonel James M. Morgan, Jr. 

Dean of Faculty 

Colonel Hart Slater 

Business Executive 

Major D. A. Beard 

Assistant Treasurer 

Colonel F. H. Barksdale 

Director of Cadet Affairs 

Colonel R. M. Harper 


Mr. C. L. Hararic, Jr. 

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The Commandant 

"I think this year was far better than the year that I 
first came here as Commandant in 1967." With this 
statement. Colonel Douglas C. France not only ex- 
pressed his views, but those of the entire Corps, as well. 
Upon assuming the position of Commandant of Cadets 
just three years ago, Colonel France displayed an 
acute awareness of the need for responsible change 
within the Corps and responded to constructive pro- 
posals from the Corps with an openminded philos- 
ophy designed to update the VMI system and increase 
the privileges and responsibilities of every class in 

During his term as Commandant, Colonel France 
stood stalwart in his admirable belief that a stronger 
V.M.I, could be built on the foundation of constructive 
change tempered with the certain unalterable VMI 
traditions. He saw this goal begin to transform from 
words to actions. His endeavors were those of the Corps. 
With his departure upon retirement the Corps will have 
lost a great man whose diligent ideas and actions of 
reform have pioneered the way for a better VMI and a 
superior citizen-soldier. 

Colonel Douglas C. France 


Major Stacy C. Harris 

Deputy Commandant 

Major Thomas E.C. Hughes 

Assistant Commandant 

Major James D. Hocker 
Major Jeffrey A. Larson 
Major Daniel C. Briltigan 
Major William R. Gedris 
Major Ronald A. Woodson 
Captain Francis C. Porter 
Captain William F. Brand 
.Captain Estel E. Elkins 
Lt. Steven G. Harrington 

and Staff 


Colonel John W. Knapp 

Civil Engineering 

Colonel Arthur C. Taylor, Jr. 

Mechanical Engineering 


Colonel George L. Roth, Jr. 


Colonel George M. Pickral Colonel George M. Brooke, Jr. 

Chemistry History 

Lt. Colonel Albert L. Deal, III 


Mr. Clark King 

Physical Education 

Dr. Dean Foster 

Psychology and Philosophy 

Dr. Alan G.C.White 


Colonel D. Rae Carpenter, Jr. 


Colonel Robert F. Hunter 



Colonel John G. Barrett 


Major Tyson Wilson 



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Major Willard M. Hays and Major Edward B. Davis, III 


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Lt. Colonel Lyon G. Tyler, Jr. 


Captain John M. Marshall 


Colonel Henry S. Bausum 


Colonel Austin M. Drumm 

Dr. Brewster S. Ford 


Mr. Raymond T. Loyd 


Colonel B. McCluer Gilliam 

Major Chester B. Goolrick 

Mr. Edwin L. Dooley, Jr. 


For many, the study of the Humanities is only the 
drudgery of wading through a morass of dull, incom- 
prehensible material. For the true liberal artist, 
though, it is the most demanding and grueling schol- 
arly path. Combined with this study there is the need 
lor reflection and rumination to understand, relate 
and see through a maze of ideas that constitute the 
real world. It is a field unfettered by the technical 
and mechanical, unyielding in its requirements for 
logic and the singular ability to express oneself suc- 
cinctly and exactly in a language we all speak but few 
know. It offers a unique combination of the abstract 
and sublime, coupled with a cold awareness of con- 
crete reality. 

There is an indescribable force that drives those 
who accept the challenge of the arts; a challenge ac- 
cepted by men who are not afraid to conduct an in- 
tensely personal search — a search that never culmi- 
nates in a true discovery. A unique dignity results 
from this continual struggle, though. To reach a mo- 
mentary synthesis is only to pause in the eternal 

quest for knowledge; for one involved in humanity 
strives to understand the past and anticipate the fu- 
ture. He realizes that there is no solution, but he is 
nevertheless continually aware that a deeper and 
more profound understanding of life is to be realized. 
He seeks to comprehend the terms of history— rev- 
olution, rebellion, Anarchism, Nihilism, birth, death — 
and by so doing, comes to know that searching and 
desire is the manifestation of existence. 

The eye — it cannot choose but see; 

we cannot bid the ear be still; 

our bodies feel, where'er they be, 

against or with our will. 

— Wordsworth 
The study of man's nature is often painfully satisfy- 
ing; it reveals the disorder and chaos lodged deep in 
man's soul, hut also discovers the eternal hope (hat 
keeps humanity alive. 

The Humanities is a never-ending quest for involve- 
ment: to he, a part of, is the essential desire that we 
call life. 

Dr. Chester F. Burgess 


Mr. Thomas D.Clark 


Mr. James B. Davis 


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Mr. John W. Boettjer 


Major William D. Badgett 


Mr. David R. Campbell 


Dr. James L. Y. Chang 


Mr. Joseph R. Cowarl 


Mr. James A. Zellner and Mr. James N. Wetzel 


Colonel P. Allan Carlsson 


Colonel William F. Byers 


Mr. Thomas Y. Greet 

Dr. Siegfried Weing 

Mr. Mike E. Monsour 



Mr. Ronald A. Grennes 


Mr. Peter D. Fyfe 


Mr. Jack C. Schmidt 


Mr. David K. Locklin 


Cmdr. Robert K. Wilson 


Colonel Herbert E. Ritchey 


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Colonel Charles W. Smart 


Captain Josef D. Prall and Mr. Frank A. 
Settle, Jr., 


Dr. Edward S. Gregorek, Jr 


Colonel James B. Newman 

Lt. Stephen G. Harrington 


Mr. Stanley I. Wetmore, Jr. 


Major Thomas E. C. Hughes 


Mr. George J. Holland, Jr. 

Physical Education 

Mr. Arnold W. Joyce 

Physical Education 

Dr. Gabriel G. Balazs 

Electrical Engineering 

Major Benjamin W. Bontemps 

Assistant Librarian 

Lt. Col. George B. Davis 



The study of the sciences requires 
grueling and often unrewarding dis- 
cipline. Goals and rewards constantly 
seem unattainable in a life which 
is quickly oriented into a daily cycle 
of classes, labs, study, and more study. 
It soon becomes a race to retain one's 
sanity, but with the attainment of 
these same goals in sight a tranquil, 
satisfied feeling of accomplishment 
can still be realized. It is a difficult 
world, one in which one becomes so 
immersed in physical laws, maxims 
and constants that he is soon in 
danger of losing sight of reality. Man 
must not be solely concerned with 
practicality or utility; he must go 
further: he must humanize his knowl- 
edge, and make his learning appli- 
cable to the whole man. 

Although it is necessary to make a 
detailed study of the microcosm, 
the scientist must apply his knowl- 
edge to the microcosm, to the entire 
organism, to the universe. The 
lessons learned in the cold, imper- 
sonal laboratory must assume a warm, 
personal quality before they can 
truly serve the whole of mankind. 
With the study of the organic and 
physical structure, the function of the 
universe, and the application of these 
laws to build and create, one 
acquires the inherent responsibility 
to consider man as an individual, 
a free-thinking, emotional, and psy- 
chologically complex entity. 

There will always be a demand for 
those capable of providing for man's 
physical comfort and material well- 
being, but the most demanding task of 
today's scientist, faced with the over- 
whelming problems created by our 
society, is the ability to consider 
man's intangible, vitally necessary 
needs, and to meet the challenge of 
successfully fulfilling them. 

Dr. E. Burwell Wingfield and 

Dr. Fred C. Swope 


Lt. Col. Philip B.Peters 

Colonel Gene Wise 


Major Daniel C. Brittigan 

Mechanical Engineering 

Colonel George B. Ax 


Mr. Harold E. Schlais 


Major Joseph E. Martin 

Major J. Frank Hartis, Jr 


Military Science 

Captain Jeffery A. Larson 


Captain Pete E. Elkins 


Captain William E. Brand, III 


Major Donald H. Woeber 


Major Stainton Smith 


Lt. Col. James W. Bramlet 

Assistant PMS 

Captain Jan M. Gray 


Major David A. Noake 


Air Science 

Major Bernard I. Wellman 

Captain Everett D. Hockenberry, Jr., Major James D. Hocker, 
Captain Francis C. Porter 

Captain Charles A. P. Corcoran 


Fronl Row left lo right: Clinton E. Thurston. Jr.: George D. Brooke: Edmund T. Morris. Jr.: Mrs. Mary Moody Northen; General Lemuel C. Shep- 
herd. Jr.: Major General George R. E. Shell; C. |oseph Collins. Second Row: Louis G. Kuchuris; Brigadier General Frank McCarthy; Floyd D. 
Gottwald. Jr.; J. Robert Philpott; John M. Camp, Jr.; Arthur I. Ginsburg. Third Row: Colonel George B. Ax; Henry J. Foresman; John J. Kellam; 
Harry G. Lee: Abney S. Boxley; Gorham B. Walker. Jr. Fourth Row center: Joseph D. Neikirk, Easley L. Moore, Jr. Trustees not present: Charles 
W. Lewis: James C. Wheat. Jr.; Thomas H. Benners. Jr.; Carter L. Burgess: William H. Moore; J. H. Tyler McConnell; Charles E. Moore. Jr.: 
Captain Lee R. Scherer, ex-officio; Vincent J. Thomas; ex-officio: Colonel R. Marlowe Harper, officer: and H. Merrill Pasco. 

The VMI Foundation 

Since its conception in 1937 the VMI 
Foundation has sought to further 
academic excellence at the Virginia Mili- 
tary Institute. Through its programs of 
scholarships, loans, faculty aid and im- 
provement, and support of cadet activities, 
the Foundation has been of direct assis- 
tance to individual cadets and faculty 
members as well as to the Institute as a 

The VMI Foundation maintains perma- 
nent offices in W. L. Moody, '86 Hall under 
the direction of Mr. J. D. Neikirk. '32. ex- 
ecutive vice-president. Here, by charter, 
the foundation receives and administers 
gifts and bequests which are used where 
state funds are not obtainable. Here, the 
Foundation provides a means by which 
individuals, classes, and organizations may 
effectively support the VMI education. 

Mr. Joseph D. Neikirk 

Foundation Executive Vice President 

Alumni Association 


Executive Secretary 

As long as there have been VMI alumni, then; has been 
a VMI Alumni Association. Praised throughout the country 
as one of the most outstanding alumni associations in exist- 
ence, it now maintains active correspondence with over 
9,100 members. VMI alumni, bound together through com- 
mon trials and traditions, have long been known for their 
loyalty to their school and to each other. 

The Alumni Association, under the direction of E. [ack- 
son Tice. executive secretary, seeks to keep former cadets 
in contact with their Brother Rats and fellow cadets in 
many ways. These include publication of the quarterly 
Alumni Review, files on all alumni, class reunions, chapter 
meetings and maintainence of the new alumni hall. Wil- 
liam L. Moody '86 Hall. The Alumni Association also con- 
tinues support of the VMI itself through its alliance with 
numerous cadet activities. 

Through its officers and membership, the VMI Alumni 
Association, as stated in its charter, seeks "to organize the 
alumni and old cadets of the Virginia Military Institute in 
one general body, so as the better to keep alive the memo- 
ries of Institute life, and by their united efforts the more 
efficiently to aid in the promotion of its educational pur- 
poses in the future." 

The Marshall Research Foundation 

Only time reveals the full measure of a man, but during 
his lifetime George Catlett Marshall was recorded respect 
and admiration from his contemporaries which has been 
accorded only the most illustrious figures of our history. 
His career exemplifies all that is finest in our traditions — 
the ideal of the soldier who puts away his sword to point 
the way to lasting peace. 

General Marshall was only a few weeks short of his 79th 
birthday when he died on October 16, 1959. Long before 
his death he had become known around the world for his 
leadership as United States Chief of Staff in World War II 
and for the Marshall Plan of aid to Europe he proposed 
while Secretary of State after the war. His entire adult 
lifetime was spent in the public service of his fellow 
Americans, despite many opportunities he had for per- 
sonal reward in private affairs. Between 1901 and 1945, he 
occupied every commissioned rank in the United States 
Army, and he held decorations from sixteen foreign na- 
tions as well as more than a dozen decorations and service 
medals from the United States. His numerous major civil- 
ian awards included the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953, the 
only instance of the prize being conferred on a profes- 
sional soldier. Between 1939 and 1947, he was the recipient 
of fifteen honorary degrees from colleges and universities 
in this country and abroad. He served his country as a rep- 
resentative on at least fifteen international assemblies and 
councils of world importance, and as Secretaty of State 
and Chief of Staff, he was the only man in our history to 
occupy both of the nation's highest non-elective military 
and civilian posts. (A special act was passed by Congress 
to permit him to hold the office of Secretary of Defense.) 

The Marshall Foundation was organized in 1953 at the 
suggestion of former President Harry S. Truman, one of 
General Marshall's great admirers. The late John C. Ha- 
gan. a prominent Virginian, headed the Foundation in its 
early days and in 1959 General of the Army Omar N. Brad- 
ley became its president. A collection of priceless histori- 
cal material covering America's diplomatic and military 
affairs during General Marshall's career and construction 
of the Research Library, completed in 1964, had been 
made possible by an outpouring of gifts from many 
hundreds of persons and major gifts from philanthropists 
and other foundations such as the late John D. Rockefeller 
and the Ford Foundation. 

In commenting on General Marshall's career, Sir Win- 
ston Churchill once remarked that "succeeding generations 
must not be allowed to forget achievements or his exam- 
ple." Thanks to the Marshall Foundation, Sir Winston's 
admonition is being carried out. 

Mr. Royster Lyle, Jr. 

Assistant to the Director 
The Marshall Foundation 


Colonel Herbert E. Ritchey 

Since L930, when Colonel Herbert E. Ritchey firstbegan 
teaching at VMI, 40 years of firsl class biology and chemistry 
majors have suffered and gained in his classes. These cadets 
have gone to various graduate and medical schools, industry, 
and the armed services, but all have realized that in his 
classes they were recipients of an outstanding educational 
process and of a real friendship experience. 

Colonel Ritchey was graduated from Indiana Universitv in 
1928 with an A.B. in Chemistry and began work as an analyti- 
cal chemist in private industry. He soon left this field to earn 
an M.S. from Purdue University and began teaching at VMI. 
His subsequent tenure has been interrupted only by two 
years spent in research at Illinois University and as head of 
the science department at Pikesville College. 

During these 40 years, cadets had come from his class- 
rooms properly chastised for their shortcomings and amply 
rewarded for their accomplishments. They had been im- 
pressed by his fairness and in some way touched by his 
unwavering demand for excellence. Colonel Ritchey's stu- 
dents had noted, above all, that his methods and practices 
had been motivated by one prevailing factor, an all encom- 
passing desire and concern that his students would leave his 
classroom with a firm, sure understanding of their subject. 

Many cadets had found themselves in Colonel Ritchey's 
office for many purposes. His help and advice in personal, as 
well as academic, problems was always readily available. 
Colonel Ritchey's frank, honest recommendations for gradu- 
ate schools were considered invaluable and were held in the 
utmost respect throughout the country. 

Colonel Ritchey impressed his students as an able instruc- 
tor, a dedicated educator, and most of all as a sincere friend. 
His death in early 1970 is one of our greatest losses. 

William Brent Bell 
Essex Falls. New |orsey 
First Lieutenant, U.S. Arm} 
75th Infantry Airborne Division 

Died 27 March 1969. when his 
helicopter was shot dov\ n 1>\ 
enemy fire in the Republic 
nf Vietnam. 

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Douglas Carter France, III 

For most cadets, it's hard to return to the 
bleakness of VMI each year. This time it 
was even worse. Doug France was dead. 
None of his Brother Rats could understand 
or even comprehend his death. He had 
been involved in everything, smiling, laugh- 
ing, always cheerful. 

Doug and his younger brother, Wayne, 
were killed in an automobile accident only 
two weeks before the end of summer fur- 
lough. News of his death spread and Doug's 
Brother Rats and friends dropped what they 
were doing in order to attend his funeral in 
Spring Hope, North Carolina. Upon return 
to barracks, the class of 1971 decided that a 
more lasting tribute was appropriate and 
the Douglas C. France. Ill '71 Memorial 
Award was established. This award consists 
of a scholarship handled by the VMI Foun- 
dation and a class ring with the inscription 

71 AWARD." 

Larry H. Foster 

Each year, the Rat class looks forward to 
returning as Third Classmen. The class of 
1972 returned this past fall with its spirits 
dampened. There was an empty space on 
the third stoop, and an empty space in their 
class. Larry H. Foster drowned on 29 July 

Larry entered VMI with his Brother Rats 
in August 1968 and became a part of the 
VMI in every way. He had gone through the 
Rat Line, attended classes, and joined the 
track team like any other cadet. In the 
summer of 1969 Larry was attending sum- 
mer school at VMI. While riding the rapids 
at Devil's Kitchen one afternoon, Larry 
tipped over and went under before his 
companions were able to reach him. 

Many of us didn't have the opportunity to 
know Larry. Those who did miss him. 

Philip R. Anderson 

Gary A. Bubb 

Richard ]. Cabani: 


Thomas E. Campbell 

Judson W. Collier, Jr 

Robert R. Costigan 

James B. Dick 

Garland T. Durvin 

Thomas G. Ferguson, III 

Ronald A. Henry 


William H. Howard, III 

David L. Miller 

Dennis M. O'Connor 

Dennis M. O'Donnell 

Sol W. Rawls, III 

Robert A. Rolfe 

Carson L. Tucker 



Roland H. Vaughan 

Jonathan S. Vordermark, II Alvin W. Wadford, Jr 






The First Class 

Ben Dick, President 

The pendulum-like career of the Class of 1970 swings to 
a halt with a consummate moment of reflection: the times 
of initiative and success . . . bricks, the parties, Ring Fig- 
ure, the staff studies, pledge; the times of mistake and dis- 
aster, seeming legions of Brother Rats lost to the archaic 
regulations on drinking and automobiles; the ideals of 
honor press all too hard on some, and the rolls of '70 diminish 
again. How trite to complain when one has chosen 
this life ... to ask why. The demands were never hidden 
from us at matriculation. So for the two hundred-plus who 
have remained to graduate there must be a value that the 
Institute instills in us. Perhaps we who receive the diploma 
in May have learned that there are ways to bear up under 
even the most obnoxious pressure in order to achieve a 
goal, and that this VMI is a microcosmic reproduction of 
the worst life has to offer somehow makes everything a bit 
easier to comprehend. Even we may not ever be able to 
appreciate what the Institute has given us, but there will 
be no '70 Brother Rat leaving the Graduation platform 
unprepared to live life to the dregs, be the motives positive 
or negative. 

Jud Collier, Historian 

Roland Vaughan, Historian 

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James Benjamin Dick 

English, Artillery. Pvt.. Lt.. Rat Track — honor- 
ary Co-Capt.. Varsity Cross Country — Capt.. 
Varsity Indoor & Outdoor Track — Tri Capt.. 
Distinguished Military Student. Who's Who, 
English Society, English Speaking Union. 
Newman Club. CADET Staff. Class President. 
General Committee — Chairman. Executive 
Committee — President. Military Industrial 
Complex Symposium, Car Committee, Supt. 
Committee on Rat Paramilitary System, Posit 
Committee. Lejeune Hall Receptionist. 

"Who's Ben Dick?" was the murmur whis- 
pered across the rat class of 1970 upon the 
announcement of class election returns. The 
Winchester speaker fully used the element of 
surprise on the Institute and the class as he 
promised us nothing, but in the following 
years gave us more than anyone could expect 
from a class president. Ben has engineered 
changes at VMI that definately place him at 
the helm of the Twentieth Century Crew 
(from drinking and blazers to the extension of 
needed Corps privileges]. In addition, Ben has 
not succumbed to a "holier than thou" atti- 
tude hut has maintained a sensitivity to all sorts 
of individuals, including everyone from the 
new barracks zoo to the ghetto. With a will to 
get things done, no good luck, phrases Ben — 
obvious success needs no compliment. 


Richmond. Virginia 

Judson Waverly Collier, Jr. 


Economics, Marines. Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Foot- 
ball. Rat Track, Varsity Football. Who's Who, 
Class of 1970 Vice President, General Commit- 
tee, Executive Committee, VASG-District 
President, Posit Committee. Ghetto. 

"Where is that boy?" Almost always the 
reply would be "Out Studying." This brief 
conversation gives us an adequate indication 
of what kind of a guy Jud is — diligent and 
dedicated. Despite the determined efforts by 
the Economics curriculum to eliminate him. 
Jud has survived, and to no one's surprise, 
reached very near the top. Without a doubt 
Judson "Joe Bossman" Collier's greatest at- 
tribute is his power to organize not only a 
dynamic class, but also a local group of de- 
generates, the Ghetto Mafia. In addition to 
this, Jud has also assumed the position of Den 
Mother over the Ghetto Ruffians in 142. The 
Commandant vowed to root out those undesir- 
ables: however, Judson lost only one cub for a 
short period of time. To the Corps. Judson 
will remain first in their hearts as one of the 
leaders of his class. You don't need any luck. 
Jud. You're a strong mixture of charisma, 
appeal, and ability that tags you a great suc- 


Tuskegee. Alabama 

Roland Hampton Vaughan 


Civil Engineering. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Rat 
Judo. Varsity Rugby — Co-Captain. Who's Who, 
ASCE. Honor Court — President. Class '70 — 
Historian. Ghetto, General Committee. Exec- 
utive Committee. 

A listing of Roland's accomplishments re- 
flects the image he has projected to three- 
quarters of the Corps this year and rightly so; 
for Roland has shown himself to be a person 
of principle in its three great systems: Honor, 
Class, and Military. But there is something 
more than administrator in a man who. after 
the obligation of announcing a dishonored 
name to the awakened Corps in early morn- 
ing, reflects that he felt "... a thousand miles 
from each stoop ... an eternity around the 
courtyard." He is a sensitive man who takes 
his responsibilities seriously and willingly, 
but not without emotional involvement. He 
has grown inside as well as outside, finding 
success to be meaningless without someone to 
share that success. Now. with Jeannie to share 
that success, and two hundred-fifty Brother 
Rats to wish him well, there remains nothing 
except that diploma to equip Roland for the 
rest of whatever. Good Luck. Ro. 


Arlington. Virginia 


Doswell. Virginia 


Chesapeake. Virginia 

Philip Ratliff Anderson 


Civil Engineering, Armor. Cpl.. Sgt.. Capt.. 
Rat Football, Distinguished Military Student, 
Who's Who, Debate Society. ASCE. Director 
Intramurals, Scuba Club, Tanker Platoon. 

It is difficult, perhaps, to imagine the dilemma 
of being on the spot twenty-four hours a day. 
but for the Regimental "Hatchet Man" this has 
been a wav of life. Nevertheless, Phil's devo- 
tion to perfection has resulted in an unbeliev- 
ably efficient organization within the Corps. 
His sense of amiability and fair play leaves a 
legacy of harmony between those of us who 
labored under the discipline of VMI and this 
harried individual. If Phil exerts half as much 
effort in the study of law as he has in his career 
at the Institute, the Supreme Court had better 
warm up a bench. Such can only be the future 
of a guy whose whole intellect thrives on pres- 
sure and whose entire energy is directed 
toward accomplishing the ideal. 

Edwin Eads Andrews, III 

"Ed" "Rogue" "pooh" 

History, Artillery. Cpl., Pvt., Rat Soccer. 
Regimental Republican-Circulation Editor. 
YAF-Virginia Vice-Chairman, Civil War Round- 
table Vice-President, Lacrosse, Scouters Club, 
Cadet Battery, The International Indicatrix 

454/415 — Rat Mixer and a girl named Peggy 
somethingorother — RDC at Christmastide — Ski- 
ing at Brvce's-Card rack-Zollman's Country 
Club-Corporal?! RIGHT! 341-Jay-ola-Fen-strain- 
ing sessions-September 29$$$$$$-degradation 
to a lowlv Private-A new romance . . . rocks- 
Guth-OH," MY LIVER- 286-Roanoke Party-V- 
Mink-Lacrosse (Oh well, next vear)-Mau- 

113- X-ray what?-YAF-Civil War-Home-plans- 
What's a "Tradititarion"? GRE's and Beer don't 
mix-WESSENDORF!-Oh Dickie- Dooby- 200 

Robert Charles Armstrong 


Mathematics. Artillery. Pvt.. Rat Cross Coun- 
try, Rat Indoor & Outdoor Track. Varsity Cross 
Country, Varsity Indoor & Outdoor Track, YRC. 
VAC, Fire Fighters, Cadet Waiter. 

Ever since Ace made a certain comment 
about Christmas in front of the Commandant 
and his wife, he knew he was going to have a 
rough time at the Institute. Ace soon became 
famous for his love of being a grub, and his 
love of full moons, which didn't go over too 
well with the rankers. To make matters worse. 
Ace ran into deep trouble in the ME Depart- 
ment, and soon became a Math major. Even 
with two strikes against him. Ace wasn't about 
to let the Institute score, so he fought back. 
His grades came up, his demerits went down, 
and his perpetual smile and Brother Rat Spirit 
stayed there all the way. Now that Ace is an 
unshiny First, he looks forward to graduation 
and a good life ahead. Best of luck to ya, BR. 


Alvah Clay Arnn 

Civil Engineering, Armor, Cpl.. Pvt., Rat 
Swimming, Varsity Swimming, Distinguished 
Military Student, ASCE-Sec.-Treas.. President. 
Civil Shaft, Wesley Foundation. Tanker Pla- 
toon. VAF-District Chairman, Monogram Club. 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ghetto. Cadet 
Automobile Committee-Chairman. Scuba Club. 

Since the days when he was a battalion staffer 
at Hargrave Military Academy. A.C. has been 
the super participant: president of the VMI 
ASCE, YAF District Chairman. Chairman of the 
1970 Car Committee. Varsity Swimming Man- 
ager, . . .the list goes on and on. Knowing A.C.'s 
fine qualities, one only expects great achieve- 

A.C. is known by all to be hard working, 
exceptionally well organized, and possessing a 
deep sense of responsibility. Whenever some- 
thing important has to be done, one can look 
to A.C. and find him willing to help; but never 
let it be said that he doesn't do his share of 
playing. A.C.'s jovial manners along with his 
keen "country-Chatham" wit will never be for- 
gotten. His friendliness and superior qualities 
can only bring him years of success and happi- 
ness whether he continues in the field of en- 
gineering or in that of automotives. 

David Rudolph Axelson 


Physics, Artillerv, Cpl., Pvt.. Distinguished 
Military Student.' Dean's List, CADET-Ex- 
change Editor, BOMB staff. Bridge Club. De- 
bate Society. Psychology Dept. Assistant. AFC. 
Mallory Magical Mystery Tour. 

In the beginning there was Dave. There was 
also about eight inches of hair attached there- 
upon. The hair is greatly reduced by now. but 
not Dave. He is a true Brother Rat in every 
sense of the word. Not many BR's could be ex- 
pected to unselfishly get violently ill over two 
consecutive hops so that they could surrender 
their wheels to a wheel-less Brother Rat. 

Otherwise known as "The Bolshevik of Mal- 
lory Hall," Dave distinguished himself in the 
physics and the metaphysics which would have 
done in a lesser man. Dave occupied an 
equally unique position in the military system 
of VMI. He set the record for the private-to- 
corporal-to-private shift early his Third Class 

The Institute was little changed by Dave, but 
the converse won't be said as Dave departs the 
hallowed halls. 

George Martin Bach 


English. Armor. Pvt.. Rat Rifle Team, Dean's 
List, English Societv. Amalgamated AWOL 
Club, PIC, YRC. YAF." 

"Gorgeous" George has truly been one of the 
non-military types to persevere cadet life for 
the past four years. His academic record will 
show that he has used his own ingenuity to 
make the military life more bearable, and his 
creativeness in military activities was more 
than exemplified in summer camp. 

George's ambition in life is someday to go to 
college . . . Even after experiencing these years 
here at the Institute. George may still overcome 
this disadvantage and be able to attain his goal. 
If not as a great literary and military figure. 
George will be remembered for his friendliness 
and fun-loving altitude. Good luck, Brother Rat. 


Chatham. Virginia 


North Springfield. Virginia 


Richmond, Virginia 


Triangle, Virginia 

John Thomas Bailey 

Civil Engineering, Marines, Cpl., Sgl.. Ral 
Swimming. Varsilv Swimming, Dean's List, 
ASCE. Wesley Foundation, Scuba Club, North- 
ern Virginia Club. Monogram Club. 

Totally unaware of what VMI had in store 
for him. |ohn entered the life of a cadet on that 
fateful matriculation day so long ago. Deter- 
mined to slay and someday enjoy the good VMI 
had to offer. )ohn adapted quickly to the sys- 
tem. Keeping his nose clean, with the excep- 
tion of the radiator block and a minor explo- 
sives incident, he earned corporal chevrons 
his Third class year, only to give them up in 
order to better pursue academics and diving. 
John again had rank as a second, but he lost 
it his final year in favor of swimming. After a 
long struggle in N.E.B., he finally discovered 
the Dean's List: not a small achievement for a 
civil engineer. 

Equally at home on a duraflex or in the rack 
John gave much to the swimming team through 
his diving achievement— a tribute to the efforts 
of Big Arnie. Not a bad guy for a Marine, John 
has made many friends here during our four 
years, and will be remembered by many. Rest 
assured that John will enjoy a successful, 
happy, and full life after we part companv in 


McLean, Virginia 


Falls Church. Virginia 

Harold Francis Bare, Jr. 


Electrical Engineering. Air Force. Pvt.. Rat 
Wrestling, Intramural Basketball. Dean's List, 
Who's Who, IEEE-Chairman, Sect.-Treas., 
Honor Court-First Vice-President, Hop Escort. 
AFC, Happy Tooth Award. 

Synonymous with accomplishment and suc- 
cess at the VMI is Harry Bare. Hailing from 
Northern Virginia, but "claiming California, 
Harry has truly made his presence known at 
the Institute. Through hard work and deter- 
mination, the "Cub" has risen to the top of the 
EE curriculum, while maintaining interest in 
other areas as well. Entrusted with his position 
on the Honor Court during our Second Class 
year and the Vice-Presidency our First Class 
year, Harry has truly served the Class and the 
Corps in the highest manner. From Wrestling 
participation his Rat year and occasional visits 
to L.A. Beach, to the "railroad" chairmanship 
of the IEEE. Harry has been the epitome of the 
all-around student. His fellow EE's. Twiggy. 
Buckwheats. Sockovitch, Captain America, 
and the rest will never forget the exploits of 
"Happy Tooth." 

The future undoubtedly holds much, what 
with plans for graduate school and, of course. 
Edie. What more could any young "Cub" want?. 

Albert John Bast, III 


Civil Engineering. Armor, Cpl., Sgt., Capt.. 
Intramurals. Rat Wrestling. Distinguished Mili- 
tary Student. ASCE, Reserve Officers Associa- 
tion of the United States. CADET Staff, Com- 
pany Honor Man at Summer Camp, Scuba 
Club, Tanker Platoon. Armor FTX Staff. Army 
2 year Scholarship, AFC. Fire Fighters, Posit 
Committee. ASP. 

Professional. If one word had to be used to 
epitomize Al's sojourn at the VMI it would be 
this. Al has survived four years" of education 
and a trying summer camp to attain his goal. 
And while doing this has left a mark of respect- 
ability and professionalism on all with which 
he has been involved. Rising through the ranks 
on his own merit. Al has gained a position of 
respect and responsibility among his Brother 
Rats that is exceptional. As a commander, he 
works for the good of the Coprs and as a friend 
he can be counted on in the most trying situa- 
tions. Although VMI will suffer for Al's gradua- 
tion, the U.S. Army will gain something ol 
which it is in desperate need in these times: a 
dedicated, intelligent, professional officer. 








«„.- _^BA. J. BAST 11 

BEBmEbmlu'i--!" ^» 

Justin Shephard Blickensderfer, Jr. 

"Blick" "Lefty" 

Bilogy. Air Force, Cpl.. Pvt.. Class Committee. 
Ring Figure Committee. Dyke of Cosmic Man. 

Whether you knew him as "Lefty" or "Blick" 
vou had no problem in remembering him as 
just a great guy. He originated in Missouri, or 
was it Xorth Carolina? \'ew York maybe? Well, 
never mind, because wherever he came in con- 
tact, he left a fine memory to those who knew 
him; especially to his Brother Rats of VMI. 

Graduating magna cum laude was not one of 
his problems, nor the obligation of a 20-year 
military career; instead, he takes with him a 
fine future and a beautiful gal, Carol. In all the 
experience of a rat line, summer camp, the 
routine of the VMI system, and the Lexington 
Baptist Church. Blick's personality has re- 
mained strong. His abilities to create laughter 
or to give strong support when the system was 
just too much for someone are ways in which 
he made his stay meaningful to VMI and to 
those who knew him. 


White Plains, New York 

William Briddell Bott 

Civil Engineering. Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Track. 
Rat Wrestling, Varsity Wrestling, Rugby, Dis- 
tinguished Military Student, Dean's List. ASCE. 
Tidewater Club, Monogram Club, Car Commit- 

Bill strayed far from the waters of the Chesa- 
peake Bay to become an Engineer. When he is 
not hunting or sailing, he may be found at the 
Phi Epsilon Frat House in Ashland. He has a 
knack ot getting out of Rockbridge County in a 
delapidated green V.W. Bill has made the best 
out of his stay at VMI. and the future holds a 
promise of graduate school and a taste of real 
college life. 

Herbert Christian Johannes Braun 


Civil Engineering, Armor, Pvt.. Rat Track. 
Varsitv Judo. Intramural Football and Basket- 
ball, ASCE. Lutheran Club. Glee Club. YRC. 
SYD. PIC. Lynchburg Club. Fire Fighters, 
Ghetto Rangers. 

Coming from the "Fatherland" with a great 
military heritage which he never lived up to. 
"the Kraut" spent half his Rat year on the road 
between L-Burg and Lexington trying to evade 
Ihe system. 

Third Class year — disregard. 

This member of Ihe superior race is charac- 
terized by the N.E.B. Joint Chiefs of Staff as 
"quiet anil unassuming." which is no indication 
of his dual personalitv. for under the influence 
of booze and/or good soul music, you'll never 
see such a quiet and unassuming young man go 
so crazy. This is evidenced by unauthorized 
absences from barracks, the most memorable 
of which occured in May of '68. Quite costly. 
Herr Braun has had much experience with the 
student government, logging time on the 5th 
stoop, courtesy of Sir Francis Drake and the 
Farmer— two '68 standouts. Emerging from a 
blizzard of 3x5's to bask in the comparative 
sunshine of a 1st Class year in the Ghetto. 
Herbert struggles with a fowl thesis. Here's 
to a great guy. Best of everything. 


Wilmington, Delaware 


Lynchburg, Virginia 


Bethesda, Maryland 


Lynchburg, Virginia 


Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania 

Clifton Rowland Brooks, Jr. 
"Cliff" "Old Salty" 

Modern Languages, USMC, Cpl„ Sgt., Cpt., 

Rat Fencing, Distinguished Military Student, 
AFC. Cadet Battery, Tanker Platoon, Ranger 
Aggressor, FTX Aggressor Commandei Foreign 

Languages Lab Assistant, ROTC [Armor) Assis- 
tant Instructor. Food Committee. 

A man with a personality for every occasion- 
serious when a somber atmosphere dictates, 
jovial during limes of play. Nobody has ever 
looked to him for help and found a deaf ear. 
a fact to which numerous professors can attest. 
His ability to project his own personality among 
his peers and subordinates alike has aided him 
in maintaining a loyal following of individuals 
dedicated to a more mature professional atti- 
tude in a svstem which traditionally lacks it. 
Cliff has two loves: the VMI anil the Marine 
Corps. Throughout his cadelship he has at- 
tempted to improve both systems through de- 
cisive action and active participation. If he has 
a fault, it is that he finds it difficult to compre- 
hend individuals who consistently criticize a 
system which they make no attempt to improve. 

Robert Pendleton Brown, Jr. 


Civil Engineering, Infantry, Cpl., Pvt.. Rat 
Basketball, Rat Tennis, Rat Cross Countrv. 
Varsity Basketball, Varsity Tennis. ASCE. PIC. 
SYD, Monogram Club, Lynchburg Club. 

After an enterprising Rat year in which his 
hair grew longer than that of most first class- 
men, it was apparent that Bobby was destined 
for rank. Because of his gross appearance and 
lack of military zeal, he was quickly busted at 
first makeovers. His Third class year was cli- 
maxed by a feat never before equaled in the 
annals of VMI's academic history. He was 
flunking a course going into the exam, flunked 
the exam, but still managed to pull out a Delta. 

How does an ex-basketball jock with out- 
standing seamanship abilities and a great 
capacity for raising hell become a solid family 
man? Answer: a moonlit night at the Stately 
Kona Kai, and a certain girl. Ignoring his Ghetto 
Brothers' exhortations, the Pendleton became 
engaged to the charming Miss Spencer, thereby 
passing up what would have been a very ex- 
citing bachelorhood. His Ghetto Brothers wish 
this guy the best of luck with a hell of a girl. 

Gary Arthur Bubb 

English. Air Force, Pvt.. Color Sgt.. Rat Track. 
Dean's List, Who's Who, English Society-Sec, 
President, Timmins Music Socielv. BOMB 
Staff-prologue Editor. Rat Tutoring Program in 
English. English Honors Program. Library As- 
sistant. Cadet Battery, Ring Designing Com- 

"One morning we set out. our brains full of 
fire. . .". a verse which is representative of 
many in their search for higher learning, a 
stable future, and a satisfying life. The sig- 
nificance of its application to Gary is that where 
many have faltered along the path. Gary has 
plunged onward. At times breaking his own 
trail, and at limes simply widening the avail- 
able path, he has. in Ihe course of four years, 
developed an exacting set of standards and 
principles which have achieved the envy of all. 

Amorelto: If there were ever any doubts 
about finding a male to share Ins ideals and life 
with, they definitely were not his. In spite of 
spring concerts and Christmas choral trips. 
Gary has found his compaoion of Ihe future 
in a "tweet" from far above the Mason-Dixon 
I, in.' Upon graduation. Can will gather his 
belongings, principall) Janice, .mt\ will renew 
his efforts to feed Ihe fire which urges him on. 
As one we will always remi best is, 

and always will be yours, "Kinky". 



Richmond, Virginia 


Portsmouth. Virginia 


Hanover, Virginia 

John Walter Burton, III 


Biology, Artillery. Cpl.. Lt., Distinguished Mil- 
itary Student, Dean's List. Ring Figure Maga- 
zine — Art Editor. Designer Class Crest. Ring 
Figure Committee. Honor Court, Ghetto. 

John has that personal magnetism which 
made him a good friend to all Brother Rats. 
Everyone knows he could tell a story belter 
than his idol. Colonel B. S. Reeves. 

Johnny made it through the Rat Line to 
emerge as a "bucking" corporal. As part of 
his duties as corporal he was probably the 
only person at the Institute ever to have been 
boned three consecutive times for taking the 
flags down improperly — once at General 
Leech's farewell review. 

Undaunted. John studied hard and entered 
his Second Class year with great expectations. 
He was so optimistic that he girded his loins 
and took a blind date from Sem. She was all 
that John could have asked for and more, but 
somehow he could not catch on to the art of 
playing field hockey, no matter how much she 
coached him. This experience only gave him 
incentive to work harder and perhaps it was 
fortuitous, because by the end of John's third 
vear he was well on his way to dental school. 

Harvey Ashley Butler, Jr. 


Economics, Armor, Cpl.. Pvt.. Rat Football. 
Rat Track. Varsity Football, Baptist Student 
Union, AFC. Tidewater Club. 

Becoming famous as a Rat for his ingenious 
use of socks. Ashley is probably the only VMI 
cadet who has asked his roomies every morn- 
ing to decide whether or not he should go 
down to breakfast. What do you think? He 
will always be remembered for his expliots 
on the gridiron (number 76, even though the 
program did say Ashley Bri ttles. ) Off the foot- 
ball field. Ashley gained recognition for his 
mastery of Chinese economic theory, the im- 
pact of the mercury-vapor light on the devel- 
opment of New Hampshire, and whatever 
else Col. Morrison required. His association 
with a little girl at "Sem" made Ashley the 
class dating agent for awhile. But, alas, she 
went to Georgia, and he took up residence by 
the concourse telephones. 

Ashley will never be a millionaire or a 
scholar, but then, he never wanted to be ei- 
ther. What he wanted — and what he got — was 
the friendship and respect of his class. 

History, Infantry, Cpl., Pvt.. Rat Swimming. 
Distinguished Military Student. Dean's List, 
Who's Who, Editor-in-Chief 1970 Bomb, Edi- 
tor-in-Chief 1970 Bullet, Publications Board, 
Posit Committee. Cadet Battery. IRC. Pledge 
of Sigma Pi Fraternity — College of William 
and Mary. 

So oft it chances in particular men, 

That for some vicious mole of nature in them. 

As in their birth — wherein they are not guilty. 

Since nature cannot choose his origin — 

By the o'ergrowth of some complexion. 

Oft breaking down the pales and forts of rea- I 


Or by some habit that too much o'erleavens 

The form of plausive manners, that these men 

— Shall in the general censure take corruption 

From that particular The dram of eale 

Doth all the noble sub.tance of a doubt 

To his own scandal. 

I. iv. 23-38. 


Biloxi, Mississippi 


Bowling Green. Virginia 


Martins Ferrv, Ohio 

Rapheal Beauvais Cain: 
"Beau" "Gunny" 

Civil Engineering. Marines. Pvt., Sgt. Rat 
'encing. Varsity Fencing. Distinguished Mili- 
ary Student, ASCE, CADET Staff Typist. PLC 
\ggressors. Tanker Platoon, Malcontent Club- 
igt. at Arms. 

Adamantly declaring himself a citizen of 
mywhere, Texas, Beau arrived at the VMI 
vith great hopes of becoming a Civil Engineer 
nd a Marine. Before Beau learned to spell 
Leatherneck." that ominous herald of doom— 
iO HO HO — reverberated against his aca- 
emic foundation. "C. E. Dean's List" became 
n unfunny joke as Goomba magically multi- 
lied all those B's into a 2.23. 

An avowed grub for three years. Beau finally 
jccumbed to the trappings of rank. Not for- 
etting his origins, though. Beau proved that 
R spirit can transcend the stripo world by 
nding 5 for 1 PT details for roomies, and 

iginating the "Pick Your Own Guard Day" 
v'stem. Beau Designed his own stripes, wore 
is own Mamaluke to Darade, and declared his 
wn guard mount holidays. 

As a fellow traveller with the ill-fated Alger 
apid Transit Service, a "business" partner, a 
R, and a lifelong friend. Beau is number 1. 

Daniel Elliott Campbell 


Biology. Armor. Pvt.. Academically Distin- 
guished, DMS. Honors Biology, Dean's List. 

In four years Dan has become a self styled 
revolutionary. He was determined from the 
outset not to succumb to a system which, in 
many instances, seemed grossly unfair and 
illogical. Devoting most of his time to academic 
excellence, he has at times disagreed with the 

Known for intensive study habits, Dan has 
cast a large shadow in the academic field. While 
he was always willing to discuss serious mat- 
ters with a friend, he was equally agreeable to 
lighter and more amiable conversation. When 
faced with stories of Bowling Green, the lis- 
tener often had difficulty separating the truth 
from fiction. This likable personality has made 
many friends, both in and outside of the Biology 

We all wish Dan the best of luck in Medical 
School. With his strong determination, he will 
have little difficulty acbieving his goals. 

Thomas Ellis Campbell 


Civil Engineering, Artillerv. Pvt.. Rat Foot- 
ball, Rat Track, Varsitv Football-Captain, 
Dean's List, Who's Who, ASCE, Monogram 
Club. 3rd Stoop Basketball Association. Ghetto. 
Posit Committee. Outstanding College Athlete 
in America. 

From the time Tom Campbell entered VMI 
until "Graduation Parade" there was always 
one question asked "Where Tom??" Whenever 
there was a test or an important parade the 
question always arose, "Wnere's Tom?" Tom 
used his superior intelligence not only in his 
studies but also in finding loop-holes in the VMI 
regulations to fox the Institute. 

His first class year Tom could hide no more 
as he was elected captain of the football team. 
With this distinct honor. Tom took on the prob- 
lems of the eighty football players on the team, 
and. as a result, he became a leader — and a 
good one. 

Tom came to VMI with Cathie at his side but 
somewhere along the four-year "TRAIL" other 
loves have come and gone. When Tom leaves 
VMI on May 17. 1971). at his side will be Cathie. 
The memories of Tom held by his Brother Rats 
will be many, and pleasant ones at that. 

Robert Henry Candido 


Civil Engineering, Infantry. Cpl., Pvt., Rat 
Wrestling, Rat Track. Varsitv Rugbv. Distin- 
guished Military Student. ASCE. Wesley Foun- 
dation. Rangers. AFC, Parachute Club, Fire 
Fighters. Rifle & Pistol Club, Vocal Minority. 
C. E. Lab Assistant, 1 year Army Scholarship, 
Dean's List. 

An engineer at heart, the first thing our hero 
noticed at VMI was the parapet stairs: too nar- 
row to take one at a time and too wide to take 
two at a time. Through a series of similar ex- 
periences Bob has developed the philosophy 
that: "Life's a Bitch," a credo that has proved 
99<7< infallible: at least at VMI. 

In spite of his constant bickering and com- 
plaining. Bob has remained one of the most 
stalwart upholders of the system. Undaunted 
by VMI's efforts and several encounters with 
members of the 82nd Airborne summer camp, 
Bob's goal of becoming an Airborne Ranger 
has not diminshed. 

"Speed's" cadetship has been spent running 
between N.E.B.. the hay. and to and from Madi- 
son College. An honorary member of the "298 
Club" and an out-spoken member of the "vocal 
minority," Bob's quick wit and ever-cheerful 
outlook on life has made him an unforgettable 
character. Experience will level his few square 


Hamden, Connecticut 

Michael Bryan Carruth 

"Mike" "Carruthers" 

Biologv, Air Force, Cpl.. Pvt.. Reg. Color Sgt.. 
Rat Golf, Varsity Golf, VAS-Sec.-Treas., Mono- 
gram Club. Northern Virginia Club. Fire 
Fighters. IGBA, Ghetto. 

The freckled monstrosity from McLean 
greeted each morning of his Rat year with a 
"Why don't they leave us alone?" After a 
while, though, it became just a formality and 
life with Golden Bov, Mr. Chicago. S. Breath 
Vincent, and good ole "one-ear" proved stim- 

During his third class year he received a pair 
of zippered corporal strips and met Jeannie. 

As a second, life began to pick up for our 
hero. In the spring, between trips to Harrison- 
burg, he starred on the golf team. He handled 
his putter with the agility of someone stricken 
with Parkinson's disease and he sharpened his 
peculiar ability to hook a golf ball so that its 
flight resembled that of a boomerang. 

As a first the stripes came back and he re- 
ceived an R.E. Lee Hotel Medal with oak leaf 

VVnat now? 

You've got Jeannie and a bright future. 

Carruthers: just quit complaining! 

Fred Eugene Carver 

"Skip" "Carters" 

Chemistry. Air Force. Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Rat 
Baseball, Varsitv Baseball, ASC, Monogram 

"Regular Army. Airborne. Infantry!" he came 
in and "Peace Brother" he leaves! Such a 
change can be a shock for most people — not so 
with Skip. Ol' F.E. worked and studied, and — 
yes! Accomplished. Skip was one who exem- 
plified all that a cadet should be. He found his 
goals and worked hard to achieve them, be it 
grades, sports or rank. Of course when it came 
to the finer sex, Skip must have had one heck 
of a time keeping his sights steady. "Carters" 
hopes to correct the latter stigma with his de- 
parture from the "pleasant abode . . . ." May he 
never forget "the other side of life." Didn't 
"the talk of the town" make ol' Wright-Patt a 
little sweeter? The skin flicks with Mrs. B . . . 
Same old Saturday nights at the CI or Doc's or 
lohnnies. ad infinitium. VW's NYC. Sheraton 
Dayton, civies. monkies. Those and so much 
more were part of four unbelievable years! 

Skip leaves VMI a man and a proud one, too. 
He eagerly awaits the re-entry to the world. 
His abilities and his perseverance are ample 
proof of his success in the future. 


McLean. Virginia 


Kensington, Maryland 



Buffalo Junction, Virginia 


Richmond. Virginia 


Springfield, Massachusetts 

James Gray Chandler 

"Stick" "Henry" 

Civil Engineering. Armor, Pvl., Intramural 
Cross Country & Volleyball. ASCE. Civil War 
Roundtable, Scoulers Club. Tanker Platoon. 

In the 130 years of VMI's history there have 
been many fat people, manv short people 
many sad people, and manv happv people, but 
there has been only one Stick, the "Human 
Zipper" enriched everyone who knew him 
with his somewhat less than respectable vocab- 
ulary and philosophy. 

"Stick" hails from that city (?) well known 
to the jet set as Buffalo Junction, Virginia, 
which, for the benefit of the uninformed, is on 
Highway 49 south. It's not even a wide spot in 
the road, but Stick did learn about body paint- 
ing there. Thus, when he brought this' knowl- 
edge to the Institute, his Brother Rats were 
happy to oblige him by painting his massive 
(?| chest a few days before Ring Figure. 

We'll all remember him as master of the 
water balloon and sink stopper. As a graduation 

present to one "good to me." Cadet Lt. JC , 

Stick created a flood that would have made 
Noah proud. 

We'll never forget vou. Stick— no matter how 
hard we try. 

Richard Arthur Cheatham 

History. Marines. Pvt„ CADET Staff Civil 
War Roundtable, Ski Club. Fencing Club Hon 
Committee. Gold Coast, YRC, FIP, Ring Figure 
Magazine, Richmond Club. YAF-State Chair- 
man and Vice Chairman. Rugby Club. 

Rat "Nice to meet you Willv." gung-ho mili- 
tary, useless course "Hell, go' on all trips you 
can." shine-shine-shine, RDC— knew it would 
come sooner or later, only once though END 
OF RAT LINE, all right! Glee Club-good deal. 
FTX— killer. Finals and good luck Willy ("Hope 
you don't have to go to Nam.") Summer School 
—R.P.I, (a subtle foreshadowing of things to 
come] Flyboy now. Third-big man. everything 
but study "Who wants to be well rounded?" 
EXILE— an end and a beginning, a civilian now, 
new mind change, change, smack, Libertine. 
Sanarchy?? Get back, make good investment, 
REPRIEVE— muffled elation, beat'um at their 
own tricks, play their game awhile, new cru- 
sader, may be just an increase. FIRST CLASS- 
MAN— big man, but this time it's true. "Nice 
to meet you Jack." What roommates!— rocky 
libertarian and neo-Napoleonic neurotic. What 
more? "There's a bell down one of these roads 
to the right, is it shining?" 

Terrence John Chewning 


English, Air Force, Pvt.. Distinguished Aero- 
space Student. English Honors Candidate En- 
glish Society. ASCE. YRC-Chairman publicity 
committee, YAF-Vice chairman. Aquatic Club 
AFC, Rat English Tutor. 

Terry's last words before going through Jack- 
son Arch for the first time were to his father. 
"Stop laughing!" He soon found that upper 
classmen were concerned with his welfare, 
and the RDC even managed to remember his 
birthday by sending him an invitation to their 
next meeting on that day. 

Occasionally Terry found time for academics, 
although he found that the CE curriculum 
wasn't suited to his temperament. Finding a 
refuge in the English Department, he managed 
to miss the Dean's List by one grade in one 
course for three straight semesters. 

For excitement, he developed three hobbies: 
playing touch football, trying to keep girls' 
names straight, and explaining to Mr. Davis 
why he hadn't done anything on his honors 
thesis. His rat roommates still remember the 
lime he wrote to two girls, in one nighl and put 
the letters in the wrong envelopes. Oh well, 

William Wallace Chiswell, II 

"Chis" "Ace" 

English. Pvt.. Varsity Basketball, IGBA, Scuba 
Club. Mess Hall. 

Bill Chiswell. alias "Chis." "William Wally." 
and "Wide Load." can truly be called a very 
well-rounded person — no one could ever deny 
that. With Captain Cunneen as his faculty ad- 
viser and Ace Byers as his artistic consultant. 
Chis presses up the "Hill of Science" only 
when returning from the mess hall. Even the 
CE computers have not been able to add up all 
the hours Chis spends eating. Eating is Chis' 
favorite pastime (he's never passed up a 

But knowing Chis is something special. If 
there ever was an amorous fellow it has to be 
old "William Wally" himself. Who else could 
try to make love to a falsey "Beasty Payne" 
and let the Ring Figure Magazine run a special 
edition on the whole affair. Of course there 
were many more names that we will forego 

Added to his love for food. Chis fishes, hunts 
and scuba dives with avid enthusiasm. As a 
matter of fact, his close association with fish 
has brought about a condition the Army de- 
ferred him for— "Scaley Skin." What else? Do 
baby elephants really have scaley skin? Maybe 
not. but they sure have a lot of friends. Good 
luck "Slim!" 



Portsmouth. Virginia 

Douglas Gene Cisler 

"Doug" "Ebup Repus" 

Electrical Engineering. Artillery. Cpl.. Pvt.. 
Rat Swimming. Varsity Swimming. IEEE. YRC, 
Amatuer Radio Club. Astronomy Club. Wesley 
Foundation. Number One Club. 

And in this corner (or under the table, or 
behind the broom, or in the lights), weighing 
120 pounds, the scourge of Hitchcock, Texas. 

Distinguishing himself as a Rat, Doug eluded 
the stoop parties, shook the RDC. and as the 
rest of us made our nightly visits to our corpo- 
rals' rooms, settled down in his hay. Subterfuge? 
Of course not! Doug just "couldn't fit them in." 

Doug made himself known as a second in the 
biggest kind of way. Bypassing Bone of the 
Week honors, he captured the award for the 
vear for his selfless courage in sucking it up 
for the whole corps in the case of Cisler vs the 
status slip. 

Preferring to remain anonymous for the dura- 
tion, aside from his one dubious performance 
before the public eye, Doug settled down into 
the academic grind . . . well, at least he thought 
about it. 

Brother Rat. friend, confidant. Doug is all of 
these. Most important, though. Doug is Doug, 
and we wouldn't have him anv other wav. 


Quantico. Virginia 

Richard Moncure Clary 

Biology, Infantry, Pvt., Rat Wrestling. Varsity 
Wrestling. Distinguished Military Student. VAS, 
CADET Personnel Manager. RDC, YRC, Scuba 
Club, Fire Fighters, Low Priest of Beefo. 

Many times it would appear as if Rich is in a 
stale of confusion, when actually he is in a state 
of concentration. Undoubtedly, he is trying to 
figure a way in which he can fit all his activities, 
academics, and Kay into his hectic schedule. 
Somehow, he always seems to manage. 

You can find Rich anywhere, from the CADET 
Room to the Barracks Study Room, and from 
his private floor space where he sleeps after 
breakfast to his Drosopitif/ia packed office. 

Rich, in his stay at VMI. became known for 
some brilliant escapades: his impersonation 
of a cadet officer, the great cereal haul of 1969. 
and his motorcycle antics in Nassau. Above all. 
Rich will be remembered both for his serious 
nature, and for the comic relief he provides on 
occasion. His ambition is medicine, and we feel 
that he will emulate his father in that field. His 
sincerity has made him many friends, and will 
continue to have its warming effect on others 
in the future. 


Richmond. Virginia 


South Hill, Virginia 


Indianapolis. Indiana 

Frank Alexander Cleaton, Jr. 

Civil Engineering. Air Force, Cpl Pvt., Ral 
Baseball, Varsity Baseball, ASCE, Monogram 
Club, Ghetto Basketball. 

Following in the footsteps ol Ihe "1 irebird," 
Frank came to VM1 with visions ol being 
Regimental Commander. Prior to Ids Ral year, 
Frankie attended the first of his summer ses- 
sions at the Institute. The fall found him busy 
shining, studying, and then shining some more. 
He marveled his roomies with tales of the good 
ole days at Park View High. The next \e,m 
Frankie proudly sported collar brass. Brother 
Rats meanwhile wore CLEATON SHINE SHOP 
T-shirts. He studied more and showed signs of 
promise on the baseball diamond. 

In the fall of '68 "CAB" officially became 
Tom's (73) dyke. He hung his spilshine rag up 
to dry and studied much harder. By spring 
"CAB" was in left field (i.e. baseball)'. During 
the summer he divided his time between spin- 
ning yarns down at the creek and numerous 
weekends in South Hill, 

He studied his C.E. courses diligently and is 
a proven athlete with a winning attitude. As he 
graduates, the future is bright for Frank, but 
not just because of his rosy red hair. 

Thomas Burdette Clingerman 


History, Air Force, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Varsity 
Lacrosse. Distinguished Aerospace Student. 
Dean's List, FIP, Catholic Choir-president. 
Glee Club. Rifle & Pistol Club, IRC. 

"Cling" arrived at VMI impersonating a 
thirty-five year old Vietnam veteran, and im- 
mediately exerted his authority over "Damned 
Pollock" Wojick and Tuck VVorsham by calling 
them to the fourth stoop for a personal ac- 
counting. Maintaining these two gentlemen as 
personal aides throughout the year. Cling was 
more than ready for his Third Class year. 

Cling benefitted from this unquestionable 
influence, and became a leader, both in the 
Corps and in the various societies in which he 
participated. With his seminary days and Mid- 
western inhibitions deposited in his past, he 
decided on a career in the Air Force, an end 
to which he has worked with great success. A 
born flyer, as well as an impressive "sight" in 
the water. "Cling" enjoys reckless driving in 
his sports car. getting knocked around in la- 
crosse, and succeeding in other less precisely 
defined activities. With his manv interests, a 
determination to make good, and obvious 
capabilities, Cling could make a good officer for 
a man old before his time. 

]ames Michael Coleman 


Biology. Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Track. Varsity 
Track. Dean's List, Monogram Club. Personal 
Cleanliness Award. 

13 October 1969 

Virginia KlHtary Institute 

Sox 21U 

Lexington, Virginia 2W15O 

Dear Cadet Coleoan: 

South Hill. Virginia 

fnnk I. Killer, X. D. 
Aattoclate De«n for Student 
•vnd CurrtculAT fStm.lT* 

Thomas Sanford Cooke, III 


Biologv, Artillerv. Pvt., Rat Swimming-Co 
Captain." Varsity Swimming. VAC. YRC. French 
Club. Monogram Club, Ring Figure Committee- 
Chairman Flower Committee. Ghetto. 

Everything that "TEE" does revolves around 
a party. Academics never stood in his way and, 
by no means, did his loyalty to swimming over- 
take his loyalty to parties. Of course, he always 
had his trusty side kick with him. Jill, or was 
it a Bloody Mary or an Oobie Doobie? 

"TEE" 'really never got accustomed to the 
militarv (a true GHETTO man), being boned 
out at finals his third class year, and some how 
(no one really knows) reinstated during the 
summer. His name in the GHETTO is well de- 

Tommy is known by all in barracks (espe- 
cially after his incident with Peter Porter), as 
wellas in Richmond, but after he bucked out on 
Mary Anne. Jane, and Betty, is only appreciated 
in barracks. Richmond and "TEE" have never 
gotten along. 

We see a very prosperous life for Tommy and 
Jill and his 1.250,158 children, or is it Fruit 


Portsmouth. Virginia 

Robert Richard Copty 


English. Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Football. Rat 
Wrestling. Varsity Football, Ghetto. Bridge 
Club. Monogram Club. 

Bob entered VMI as one of those rare people 
who puts friendship before self. After four 
years he has not changed. Bob's first year 
found him very busy when he became an hon- 
orary member' of the RDC. VMI's military life 
and discipline never did appeal to him and it 
was almost impossible to find him off confine- 
ment. After four years of "the Institute" and 
summer shcool. Bob has never broken his view: 
"Someway, somehow, to graduate from college 
without ever opening a book." 

Bob's biggest contribution to VMI was his 
outstanding performance on the football field 
where he was one of the best middle guards 
in the conference. Even Playboy, his favorite 
magazine, took notice of his ability and voted 
him. along with Chuck Marks. VMI's top player. 
Bob. finding action not only on the football 
field, was also a very assiduous member of the 
ghetto bridge club. 

When Bob leaves VMI he will leave with 
many friends and many memories of four wild 


Roanoke. Virginia 

Richard Alexander Corbett 

Chemistry, Artillery. Cpl., Pvt., Rat Tennis, 
Varsity Tennis, ACS! IRC, Scuba Club-Presi- 
dent, Secretary, Cadet Batterv— guidon Section 
Chief. Rifle & Pistol Club-Secretary. 

Every class has it's schemer, the one who 
beats the system. Yep. that's Rick. Ever since 
he walked through that arch, he's been giving 
the slip to the Institute in one way or another. 
More like a U. Va.'er incognito, he's been 
mostly lucky and even more resourceful. His 
eagerness and energy, rarely applied to studies 
(though this year seems to be an exception!) 
is usually spent on weekends, furlough. 
DATING, and permit writing. 

Although it would be difficult to classify him 
as a cadet (for good times and Sindey have 
captured his heart), no one can deny that Rick 
is a true B.R. Those of us who encounter him 
on his during-the-week visits to the Institute 
can verify it. We wish Rick the best when he 
finally becomes a "legal" civilian on May 17th. 


Westfield; New Jersey 


Richmond. Virginia 

Ralph Lynch Costen, Jr. 

History. Artillery, Pvl.. Staff Sgt.. Rat Tennis, 
Varsity Tennis. Intramural Basketball, BOMB- 
circulation, Publications Board. YRC. Ring 
Figure Commitlee-Co-Chairman, Cadet Battery, 
PIC, Ghetto, Ghetto Bridge Club, Party Com- 

Marsha has freciuentlv been quoted as saving 
that Ralph's belly is like Charmin toilet-paper, 
"it's so squeezable!" Fat Ralph, as many of us 
have become accustomed to calling him. was 
made for a party, or is it the other way around? 
Who can ever forget the 48D he wore at Finals 
as he rolled merrily to Natural Bridge with 
Randy's clothes. Hey where's Leo? 

Exercise is something "Fat Ralph" thrives on. 
He frequently can be seen running down to the 
tennis courts and crawling back up grasping 
for a hay. cigarette and his Jim Beam. There is 
no one in Barracks who doesn't know and 
appreciate him, since he has become a way of 
life for many with his astute study and bridge 
habits, or is it astute bridge and study habits? 
From "Stag Inc." all the way to "Ralph's Di- 
amond Good Deal." his fortunes have been 
numerous. With his good luck, personality, 
looks and. of course, Marsha, he should be very 
happv and prosperous in the future. The Ghetto 
salutes you. fat Ralph as CBNDCO[BDD. (Look 
that up in Funk & Wagnall's) 


Norfolk, Virginia 


Richmond. Virginia 

Robert Riddick Costigan 


Civil Engineering. Air Force. Cpl.. Sgt., Pvt., 
Rat Swimming, Rat Track, Varsity Swimming- 
Co-Captain. Distinguished Military Student, 
Dean's List, Who's Who. Distinguished Acade- 
mic Student. ASCE, Newman Club, Monogram 

Whether in the depths of N.E.B. or in the 
cellar of J.M. Hall, Bob's cadetship has never 
been less than excellent. There were some 
low points, like sleeping in the church base- 
ment and being busted five times in two years. 
However, these were taken in stride. 

For four vears he could be found in his room 
every weeknight buried in graph paper, slide 
rule, and books — which accounts for his aca- 
demic stars. His door was always open, and he 
was always willing to assist his less astute fel- 
low C.E.'s. 

Bob's only real problems were girls. He could 
never seem to find the right one. But after 
several "bad" experiences at "Sem," and a 
few teeny-boppers in between, he has finally 
found "his girl" in Peggy from U.T. 

Clinton Lewis Cowardin 


English, Infantry. Cpl., Pvt., Rat Football, Rat 
Baseball, Rat Wrestling. Varsity Football, Var- 
sity Baseball. Distinguished Military Sudent. 
English Society. CADET-publications staff, 
AFC, Monogram Club, "D" Company Repre- 
sentatives. General Committee-Secretary. Ex- 
ecutive Committee-Secretary, Ghetto, Rich- 
mond Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

Clint followed his brother Ronnie to the VMI. 
He never became known as Ron's brother, but 
established a good name on his own as he 
represented the "Big Red" both athletically 
and socially. LIsing the charm and dress of an 
All-American City Boy, Clint swept "Sem" off 
the mountain top and slowed up only to study, 
now and then. 

With a great deal of ambition and dedication. 
Clint advanced to his First Class year and 
began to excel. He not only succeeded in his 
athletic and social pursuits, but also began 
knocking at the Dean's List Door (Thanks, MS 
3011. Serving on both the Executive and Gen- 
eral Committees. Clint verified the faith held 
in him by all of his classmates. No one in our 
class will be easier to follow after graduation 
than Clint — just check the society page of either 
the Richmond Times Dispatch or The Rich- 
mond News Leader. 


Alexandria, Virginia 

Steven Clements Craddock 
"The Kid" "Steve" "OC" 

Civil Engineering, Armor. CpL, Sgt.. Lt.. Rat 
Track. Rat Football, Varsity Track, Distin- 
guished Military Student. Dean's List. CADET 
Staff, Westminister Fellowship, ]udo. Social 
Committee-Chairman, Glee Club, Civil War 
Roundtable. ASCE, YRC, Northern Virginia 
Club-President, Floor Committee, AFC, Ring 
Figure Committee, Chicken Hawk Fan Club. 

II has oft been speculated by some dubious 
character that Alexandria's loss was VMI's 
gain. Punkin, a high school hero in his own 
right, wasn't readv for the ogres and trolls he 
constantly tound himself in tne clutches of his 
rat year — especially after finding out that his 
own true love wasn't so true after all. His third 
class year found him barricaded in the May- 
flower wooing one struggling starlet or another, 
often remaining unseen by his Brother Rats for 
days at a time. His Sunday morning groping for 
aspirin became a familiar sight as he. and his 
partners in crime. Gary and Twist King took 
Saturday nights by storm, often ending up in 
the Lexington Speedy Car Wash the next day. 
He was awarded stripes to offset his long hair, 
and he will be long remembered for his dame 
exploitation with Bob Costigan at the Pine 
Room and his notorious membership in the 
Robert E. Lee All Stars. 

Donald Stuart Crawford 

"Don" "Stein" 

Electrical Engineering. Air Force. CpL, Sgt., 
Lt., Varsitv Judo, Intramural Vollevball, Dean's 
List, IEEE! PIC, YRC. Sky Diving, Fire Fighters. 

"Before I came to VMI I couldn't even spell 
EE — and now I are one." 

Don isn't quite that rural, even if he does 
come from the heart of the Appalachian Pover- 
ty Pocket. He has a natural sophistication 
buoyed by a large reservoir of common sense. 
Add to that an uncommon personal integrity 
that will not accept less than a total effort and 
you have the background of an exceptional 

If he couldn't make it on character, he could 
always fall back on that new green road ma- 
chine, a Chicago girl in love, his plans for grad- 
uate school, and a growing concern for how he 
was going to work all of them into his future. 
Wishing him luck is almost pointless, because 
he has the strength, ability, and character to 
fashion a successful life in any manner he 
choses. Now. if he could only forget that suc- 
cession of weird roomates (4,2.2,1) 

Chemistry. Infantry. Cpl., Sgt.. Pvt.. Rat Fenc 
ing. Varsity Fencing, Distinguished Military 
Student, Distinguished Academic Student, 
Dean's List. Ralph Bowen Linville Award. 
Lemuel MacKenzie Jarman Long Award, ACS 
First Class Representative. CADET Staff-Book 
Reviewer, Newman Club, Fire Fighters, Texas 
Club. Chemistry Librarian, James Lewis Howe 
Award (ACS). Army Graduate School Scholar- 

His cowboy boots neatly occupy half of the 
civilian clothes locker. The Lone Star flag is 
draped from a miniature brass pole on his desk. 
His Levis are cleverly concealed under his 
fatigue shirts. Once an expedition into the 
deeper confines of his misc. box revealed 
catalogs to seven western university graduate 
schools, a stock pile of books that have been, 
might be. or ought to be reviewed in The 
CADET, some sergeant's stripes, and a pair of 
stars that should be sewn on his coatee. Strewn 
over the floor are assorted articles of gym dyke 
still damp from an afternoon on the handball 

Be quiet! He's in his hay. an open copy of 
Your Future in Chemical Engineering bisected 
by the bridge of his nose, asleep, preparing for 
another nocturnal odessev avec les lures. 


Richardson, Texas 


Adams. Massachusetts 


Bluefield. West Virginia 

William Masten Curtis, Jr. 


Biology, Infantry. Cpl., Sgt., Lt.. VAS. Rugby. 
Rangers, Fire Fighters. YRC. Scouters Club, 
AFC. North-South Skirmish Club. 

Gather round the campfire, podners, and I'll 
tell you the class history of "Nassau Beefo", 
"La La" (Abbreviation "La Lunch"|. and Ye 
Olde "Barnyard Philosopher." This here boyah 
possesses the best qualities of Dan Boone, 
Meriwether Lewis. Bill Clark, Jedediah Smith, 
Neil Armstrong, and Walter Mitty. A lesser 
man than this stalwart nomadic naturalist could 
not have weathered the many traumatic storms 
with such aplomb and detachment. One has 
but to recall such experiences unique to our 
nether world environment as a special special 
from good ole J.J. Burgess, two days later re- 
turning from Christmas furlough, hay setting 
in room 233, Dallas Cowboy stickers, and etc. 
Who but this rugged-rugby-rugger could have 
survived five — I said five — tests in one week 
and then spit in the eye of an over-zealous 
inspecting officer. Masten baby — the psyche- 
delic freakout of "the incrowd." This great 
giver of gifts to unworthy females — ranger 
Matt, we salute you! 

Clifford Davenport, Jr. 

"Davy" "Port" "Pepper" 

Civil Engineering. Infantry. Cpl., Pvt., Intra- 
mural Cross-Country & Volleyball. Distin- 
guished Military Student, Distinguished Aca- 
demic Student, Dean's List, ASCE, Newman 
Club, Ring Figure Committee. Elvis Fan Club- 
Vice President. 

"One step backward step . . . forward harch!" 
This pretty well sums up the military aspect of 
Davy's cadetship. Having been a corporal, and 
then busted in record time, "The Port" adds 
this record to his long list of academic ones. 
By his friends, Davy is more easily visualized 
sitting in leathers on a motorcycle with a cig- 
arette in one hand and a beer in the other. (Un- 
less Star Trek is on the tube.) 

A veteran of U. Va. fraternity parties and a 
regular at the Liquid Lunch. Davy's Saturday 
night run with his tap-top headdress flowing 
in the breeze has become a Lexington tourist 
attraction. Superintendent of Johnny's parking 
lot and car rentals, the Port has made enough 
money to supply VMI with the world's foremost 
comic collection. 

Davy leaves VMI this year having ruined 
every military legend, while advancing every 
academic record. But his greatest achievement 
was to ruin the legend that a person labeled a 
"brain" can't be a great guy. 

Charles William Davis 

Civil Engineering. Air Force. Cpl.. Pvt., ASCE. 
Hop & Floor Committee. Military-Industrial 
Complex Symposium. Ghetto Rangers. 

"I did twenty pullups. sir." Somehow that 
sentence smacks of lizard-like qualities: how- 
ever, the speaker, our Homer, has proven since 
he blurted out that statement that he is the 
antithesis of a ranker. After passing himself 
off as the model rat under the corruptive in- 
fluence of Cadet Commandant Blanks, he be- 
came involved with a wild, heartless bunch of 
degenerates called the Ghetto Rangers. His 
ruthlessness won him the name of "Bull" and 
the position of executive officer of this in- 
famous organization. To look at him is to fear 
him — one hundred and sixty pounds of Tennes- 
see Dynamite compacted into a 6-2 frame. Math 
became Bull's forte as he seriously considered 
being a double major his Third Class year: 
however, he soon altered his math inclinations 
and remained solidly a C.E. due to the per- 
suasive efforts of his fast friend and companion, 
the John Paul Jones of the ME Department. 
Admiral Seay. But don't let Bill fool you: sound 
judgement, common sense, dependability, and 
a witty sense of humor tag him as a definite 
success at law school and in life. 

Douglas Kyle Davis 

Economics, Infantry, 1st Sgt.. Rat Wrestling, 
Rugby. Distinguished Military Student, CADET 
Staff, Sounding Brass-Business Manager, Sport 
Parachute Club-Vice President, Number One 
Club. Rifle & Pistol Club, Dean's List. 

The essence of one's cadetship is not mea- 
sured merely in academic returns, but in the 
"learning experience." If tomorrow's world 
will require increased academic profiency, 
then it will also demand a better knowledge 
of oneself. This understanding of oneself can 
largely be acquired through living experience 
— that is. finding one's limits, developing one's 
convictions, and maintaining one's sense of 
honor and duty. These are only some of the 
features that are characteristic of the citizen- 

VMI will need change, but before change can 
occur one must determine what changes are 

James Peter Dawson 
"Jim" "J.P." "Mr. Tact" 

Chemistry. Artillery. Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt., Pvt.. Dis- 
tinguished Military Student, Intramural Foot- 
ball & Basketball." ACS-Vice President. Class 
Committee. AFC. Band Company Sultans. YAF. 
Metropolitan Club (New York Club). 

A conscientious youth with visions of military 
grandeur, young Jim stormed into the Institute 
like Hunter on his raid. His Rat year was one 
of hard work dedicated to obtaining those 
precious chevrons. 

As he developed his reputation as an A-R. 
other aspects of his personality soon began to 
show themselves. His elbow exercising tech- 
nique was carried down from far away Jocko's 
to nearby Doc's. Mr. Tact and his love for his 
fellow man were well on their way to becoming 
known to all. 

After a relaxing summer with part of his time 
being spent on the Cape, Jim came back from 
Cadre our Second Class year. Things looked 
great for our young, bucking sergeant until 
Finals rolled around and the boom finally fell. 
An unsuccessful visit at Seton Hall and more 
elbow exercising at the brewery offered no aid 
to Jim. 

Coming back as a pvt. wasn't all that bad — 
that is until all those birds flew by. As the year 
developed, so did Jim and soon graduation had 
arrived — at last!!! 

Laurence Walker Dempsey 

"C. Hawk" 

History. Air Force. Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Golf, 
Rat Fencing. Varsity Fencing. Varsity Golf-Co 
Captain. Dean's List. Distinguished Academic 
Student, English Society, English Speaking 
Union, CADET Staff-News Editor-Sports Editor, 
Rat Tutor, PSS, Outstanding College Athlete in 
America, Monogram Club, IRC. Ring Figure 

The grape-picking "Dirty ole Man" from 
Modesto will always bring memorable reflec- 
tions of an eventful Rat year. How could he 
forget his experiences with Arnold "The Golden 
Boy." Mr. Bears Hawks Cubs. Ben "Black Lung" 
and good ole "Why don't you leave us alone." 
"A stich in time saves nine" seemed to be the 
by-words of a near disaster, but only someone 
determined and stubborn as "Lop-ear" could 
have come out smelling like a rose. The 
"Chicken Hawk," seen many times swooping 
down upon the Ratty, was a hawk of a different 
kind, but his transition to a dove was hastened 
when caged by "Sweet Marsha" of Hot Springs. 
Larry's natural ability, intelligence and per- 
sonality will assure success in all of his future 


Falls Church, Virginia 


Modesto, California 

Howard Gerald DeWolf 
"I lowie" 

Mathematics, Air Force, Cpl., Sgt., Capl 
Distinguished Aerospace Student, Dean's List, 
BOMB Staff. Air Force News Letter. Glee Club- 
Treasurer, President, Timmins Music Soi 
President, Commanders, Intramural Ho, ml. 
Metropolitan Club (N.Y.), Air Force Times 
Award, Vice-Commandant's Award — Air Force 
Summer Camp. 

Our Man Howard entered VM! in pursuit of 
good grades, high rank, and a military careei 
Once he learned to speak English b> losing his 
"Massachewsels acksenl" (anyone do their 

compewla pwugwam?) he started his adven- 
tures. After his Ral year he established the 3 
average that he would maintain throughout 
his cadetship and he sewed on those Corporal 
chevrons as well. 

Howard came back to Cadre at the start of his 
second class year with a bald head and the 
Vice-Commandant's award. Soon it was time 
for the annual AF trip to Patrick AFB. In order 
to aid the failing alcohol industry in Florida. 
Howard went on one of his world famous 
binges, ending with his horizontal "good night" 
salute to his favorite Air Force Tac. Hard work 
and a good attitude brought Howard Captain's 
stripes as Tweet Company CO. and A-R. His 
First Class year brought some good times and 
a desire to be free. 

Paul Mattingly Dickinson 


English. Artillery. Pvt.. Rat Swimming. Ral 
Tennis. Varsity Tennis-Co Captain. Monogram 
Club. Richard Boothe. Jr. Memorial Cup for 
Outstanding Tennis Player. Outstanding Col- 
lege Athletes of America. French Club. 

Since Paul was able to walk, he has held a 
tennis racket in one hand and a bag of food in 
the other. There is no doubt, however, as to 
which hand he used the most. Paul succeeded 
in winning the Richard Booth Memorial Cup 
for the outstanding tennis player at VMI for 
three straight years, and might even be classi- 
fied as the best ever at the Institute. 

After barely surviving the "good deals" of 
the Eco. Department, he made a hasty switch 
to the English curriculum where he now ap- 
pears to be on the right track, even if he has 
to put in some extra time here on the hill. N'ol 
being enrolled in M.S. and having a lottery 
number of 46 might cause alarm for some 
people, but not for Paul — he is 1-Y because of 
a weak shoulder. Best of luck "Wimpy." 


Richmond, Virginia 

Robert Peel Dillard 

Civil Engineering. Air Force. ASCE. Hop and 
Floor Committee. Ghetto. Library Assistant. 

The Rappahannock River couldn't have had 
a belter friend than she had in Peel. But she 
was willing to give up Peel so that he might 
experience infinite bliss for four years as a 

Well. Peel and the Institute never established 
a relationship, although the Institute did at- 
tempt unsuccessfully to keep him here for an 
extra year, It did everything within its power 
to keep him. It constantly showered him with 
gifts such as 10-2-40 for simply passing a French 
fry via air. 

There is no doubt that the boj is "country." 
But this better represents even aspeci of his 
outstanding personality. Peel will always walk 
through the fields ol the minds of the many, 
main close friends who have attempted to 
emulate him. 

The day has finally come when we shall intro- 
duce Peel I" the world, The good Lord knows 
it's bound lo be a better place lo live now. 

Tappahannock, Virginia 


North, Virginia 


Richmond, Virginia 


Aylett. Virginia 

Cyrus Abda Dolph, IV 

English, Armor, Pvt., Rat Track, Rat Soccer, 
Rat Cross Country, Varsity Soccer, Varsity 
Track, Distinguished Military Student, Dean's 
List, English Speaking Union, Candidate for 
Honors in English, CADET Staff. Spirit Com- 
mittee, Cheerleader. Ring Figure Committee, 
Party Committee. Ski Club. SYD, Tidewater 
Club. Ghetto Rangers. 

A connoisseur of good wine (Sly Fox, Hogs- 
head, Double Barrel) he made his purchases 
at the equally exclusive store, the "Red Front." 
"Low Rent." not one to neglect the scenery of 
world famous Rockbridge County, regularly 
visited Zollman's. Goshen. The Crow's Nest. 
Twin Falls, and Southern Sem. Twin Falls was 
discovered to be a fascinating area of weight- 
lessness with thousands of sharp rocks hidden 
beneath the surface of the cold waters. Pinned 
at Ring Figure. November 27, Cy never ne- 
glected the opportunity for a road trip from 
Lexington to Meadville and Michelle. 

The Ghetto is proud of its only Honors stu- 
dent whose entire cadetship was never tar- 
nished with rank. Cyrus Abda Dolph, IV, Vir- 
ginia gentleman in the finest sense. 

Garland Theodore Durvin. Jr. 

Civil Engineering. Artillery. Pvt., Distin- 
guished Military Student, Who's Who, English 
Speaking Union, ASCE, Ring Figure Magazine- 
Editor, CADET-Editor, Handbook for Entering 
Cadets-Co-Editor. RDC. CONTACT Committee. 
Posit Committee. Publications Board-Secretary. 
Second Class Representative, Cadet Batterv, 

I have of late — but wherefore I know not- 
lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exer- 
cises, and indeed it goes so heavily with my 
disposition that this goodly frame the earth 
seems to me a sterile promontory. This most 
excellent canopy, the air, look you. this brave 
o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof 
fretted with golden fire— why. it appears no 
other thing to me than a foul and pestilent con- 
gregation of vapors. What a piece of work is a 
man! How noble in reason! How infinite in 
faculty! In form and moving how express and 
admirable! In action how like an angel! In 
apprehension how like a god! The beauty of 
the world! The paragon of animals! And yet, 
to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man 
delights not me — no, nor woman neither, though 
by your smiling you seem to say so. 

Ronald Rutsen Eagle 


English, Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Fencing, Rat 
Track, CADET Staff. Religious Council, Scuba 
Club — French Club, Class committee repre- ■ 
sentative, Fire Fighters, Lejeune Hall Recep- 
tionist, Attendant Marshall Research Library. 

Well, it happened during his rat year that 
one day Ron got so upset at the Institute, he had 
a fit and left this place. Ron could not stay 
away long though, and upon his return all 
sorts of changes started to take place. First, 
he found out that the military was not going 
to offer him what he wanted, second, and dur- 
ing his third class year, he found out that being 
a CE was not part of his future, either. Then 
came an end to any ideas of bachelorhood as 
Ron settled for a certain young girl from Mary 

A life is worth living, and for Ron things have 
taken a change to the slow and easy-going way 
of life. No longer will Ron rush around worry- 
ing, but slowly wait for graduation and life with 
plenty of time for being alone with Marty, and 
thinking about his future — Marty. 


Virginia Beach, Virginia 


Ft. Sill. Oklahoma 


Adams. Massachusetts 

Timothy Patrick Farley 


History, Armor. Pvt., Rat Football, Rat Track. 
Rugby. Diving, Coordinating Committee, Catho- 
lic Choir, Newman Club, Ghetto. Tidewater 

Tim came to VMI with all the essentials of 
becoming an outstanding cadet. The cadre soon 
realized his potential and arranged for him to 
spend many pleasant hours in consultation with 
the E Co. executive officer. 

We thought Tim had settled down last year 
when he switched from economics curriculum 
to rack and "recreational reading." But few of 
us can forget our astonishment last spring when 
we saw Tim in civilian clothes with a girl and 
a brew waving to the corps as we passed in 

Last summer at IGMR Tim exhibited his out- 
standing military bearing and leadership. The 
commandant would be the first to admit that 
we lost a great military genius when Tim's bad 
back forced him to leave the Army. We don't 
know what Tim plans to do after graduation, 
but we're sure he'd be a great success in Sear's 
Rug Department. 

Thomas Glen Ferguson, Jr. 


History, Artillery. Pvt., Dean's List, Rat Cross 
Country, Rat Rifle Team. Varsity Rifle Team- 
Captain. Who's Who, Ring Figure Magazine- 
Layout Editor. Publications Board. CADET 
Staff-Advertising Manager-Business Manager, 
Military-Industrial Complex Symposium, Ski 
Club, Cadet Union-President. Monogram Club. 
Posit Committee. Superintendent's Car Com- 

Our man Tom is a world traveller of distinc- 
tion, familiar with most of the great cities of 
the world. But no one, not even Fox, can com- 
prehend how he ended up in the remote, rural 
City of Lexington. 

The Cadet Union Presidency aided Tom with 
numerous pleasure trips and the rifle team 
always provided that ace in the hole for sure 
escape. Once in a great while Missy would 
reappear and honor Tom with a brief visit to 
quell his roaming spirits. 

In spite of the Institute, many innovations in 
Lejeune Hall came solely from Tom's head. 
His general good nature makes his charm more 
potent, especially for the young ladies. T. G. 
Ferguson will be a fine representative of the 
VMI and a credit to his class in the future. 

Michael Arthur Ferrari 


History. Air Force. Cpl.. Pvt., Staff Sgt., Dis- 
tinguished Academic Student, Dean's List. Ring 
Figure Committee, Fire Fighters. Regimental 

From the back hills of Massachusetts came 
Mike Ferrari, who never set eyes on VMI until 
the day before he matriculated. The next day. 
bright and early, he became a rat. Better known 
to some as "Zombie," he lived through the first 
years making Dean's List and learning all the 
addresses of his roommates' girlfriends. Al- 
though failing to "snake" anyone's girl (he 
now has one back home), he succeeded his 
2nd Class year in earning academic stars. 
Always helping his roommate in foreign lan- 
guages — English included — Zombie could 
be depended on to do a job and do it well. He 
was generally the master mind of all the plots 
against anyone in the room. Zombie will need 
little help in whatever he does. The Air Force 
will do well with him: and Carol can be proud 
of her catch, if thev ever get "hitched." Good 
luck, BR. 

•5 >• 

John Kenneth Fischer 


Economics. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt.. Distinguished 
Military Student, Dean's List. IRC. Scouters- 
Sec. Treas.. Vice-President, President. Cadet 
Battery. AFC. 

In spite of VMI's traditionally fanatic nature, 
John has remained a stable, responsible in- 
dividual who has contributed much of a melio- 
rative nature to this college, and has received 
little recompense for his efforts. His unpre- 
judiced attitude toward the Institute and all 
subjects of controversy has for four years ex- 
erted an influence upon his friends. 

John does not seek recognition for his ac- 
complishments, but his steadfast loyalty and 
willingness to help a friend in trouble, or even 
a friend who was just being a nuisance, brings 
richer honors upon his head than VMI can 

During his years at this college John has not 
exactly burned his candle at both ends. How- 
ever, with a year or two of graduate work he 
may well manage to strike the spark of inde- 
pendence which has long been so effectively 
dampened by this restrictive atmosphere. 

With a penchant for travel to foreign lands, 
this man from El Paso will certainly spend part 
of his life on the road, and with him always will 
go our best wishes, for he is a scholar, a gentle- 
man, and a friend. 

John Pierce Fleraming, III 

Economics. Armor, Pvt.. Rat Outdoor Track, 
Gvmnastics Club. Dean's List, French Club. 
Tidewater Club, Fire Fighters, MCE Fan Club. 

No one could even come close to experienc- 
ing the many and varied aspects of "Mr. Flem- 
ming's" cadetship. With his cool and perceptive 
mind constantly on the move, he has already 
convinced half the Corps, as well as many grad- 
uate schools, that mankind is ultimately per- 

Along with the big change in majors his third 
class year (Math to Economics!, another major 
change took place in John's life. After an in- 
decisive rat year, he began to settle down, with 
frequent trips to Madison becoming common- 
place. Concentrating on the books and having 
numerous talks with "The Col.," John set his 
goals on grad school. 

His never-ending wit and good humor will 
always be the greatest assets in his life, which 
will surely be successful. When asked to sum 
up his future plans in one sentence, he said. 
"I think I'll retire at 24 and start a kangaroo 
farm in Australia." Good luck. J.P., and keep 
in touch. 


APO New York. X.Y. 


Chesapeake, Virginia 

Robert Charles Forrest, III 


Civil Engineering, Infantry, Pvt., Sgt.. Dis- 
tinguished Military Student. ASCE, Wesley 
Foundation, Lutheran Club, Judo Club. 

At the end of a cargo chute, our hero de- 
scended on VMI with visions of being a super 
shiny cadet (and a ranker). Alas, our hero soon 
discovered that shined shoes and polished 
brass were not the way of all men. Thus he 
launched his second career at the Institute as 
a grub. But he was foiled again, for after three 
blissful years, the freestater was issued his 
stripes. LIndaunted, he discovered a useful 
function for the swarms of young bucking 
Thirds, and found time to recapture his former 
peace of mind. 

In his vain attempts to become a "Roads" 
Scholar, he switched from meditating on his 
slide rule to . . . As our Brother Rat leaves us. 
we wish him a rewarding service career, know- 
ing that he will always return to see if cadets 
have found anything new to hide in their guitar 


Aberdeen. Marvland 


Cherry Hill. New Jersey 


Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 


Front Royal. Virginia 

Eugene Ralph Freedman 

"Gene" "Israeli Bond" 

Modern Languages, Armor. Col.. Pvl.. Rat 
Cross Country, Chapel Choir, Glee Club, Tim- 
mins Society. YRC, Intramural Official, AI.K 
Library Assistant, Dean's List. 

Happy birthday! Yes. Sept. 8, 1966, was 
Gene's 18th birthday. VMI was his birthday 
present which lasted four long years. After 
much work, laziness, fun and luck Gene has 
finally made it; an achievement which seemed 
impossible at first. 

Having managed to get himself sent up to the 
first two RDC meetings. Gene started his Rat 
year off with a bang. Although relatively un- 
eventful gradewise and girlwise. he managed 
to get through his Rat year all right. Chemistry 
in summer school sure was fun. 

Gene met Augusta and at that point things 
changed for the better. VMI was just a little 
less lonesome than it was before. 

We all know that Gene will be a success, 
whether we find him driving along the Rivera 
in his XKE with a certain blonde sitting next 
to him under the Arc de Triomphe. or in his 

Rory John Frey 

History, Air Force, Pvt.. Sgt.. Rat Baseball. Rat 
Swimming. Varsity Swimming— Co-Captain. 
Distinguished Aerospace Student. CADET 
Staff. Ring Figure Magazine. Monogram Club, 
Scuba Club— Vice-President, Aquatic Club 
Glee Club. FIP. AFC. 

Rory's name would most certainly be in- 
cluded in a list of the notorious Brother Rats 
of the Class of '70. Perhaps the luckiest per- 
son around. Rory repeatedly escaped many of 
the dilemmas in which he found himself. 

Affectionately called "Whale Body" by his 
cohorts in the swimming world. Rory proved 
to be a vital asset to the team and well de- 
served to be elected a co-captain. Dedicated, 
he gave his all to the team. Despite three years 
of few ups and many downs, this year found 
Rory wearing chevrons and flying high. To a 
Brother Rat who is impossible to forget, we 
wish all the happiness possible. With Roz and 
your luck, how can you help but be successful 
in everything you try? 

Stephen Brian Friski 
"Junya" "Little Red" 

History. Artillery. Cpl., Pvt., Rat Baseball. 
Varsity Baseball. Monogram Club. Cadet 
Manager PX. I.G.B.A.. 903 Club. 

The most noticeable things Steve has to 
show from his Rat year are his numerals from 
Coach Keakle and Corporal bars. The only 
thing left to achieve was Dean's List, but 
somewhere along the way. he decided he just 
wasn't cut out to earn the "Triple Crown." so 
he sacrificed (very noblyl the latter. When he 
tells of how he finished in four years, he 
means just that— 48 straight months of VMI. 

Steve's best year was undoubtedly his 
Third Class year when he won a starting posi- 
tion on the baseball team and made his mark 
in the I.G.B.A. 

Tutored by Turner-Burgess, Inc. and a 
pretty cheerleader. "Little Red" became 
commander of the PX. This enabled him in 
keep Chis and the boys in "fat city." lie 
his own color TV. loo. With his business back- 
ground we hope he will return to bring I.e- 
jeune Hall activities into the 120 1 Ii Centurj II 
people think prices are high now. just wail till 
"little Red" returns. 

George William Gearhart, Jr. 

"Bill" "Giz" 

History, Air Force, Pvt., Rat Football. Varsity 
Football. French Club-Program Chairman, 
BOMB Staff, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 
Rugby Club. 

Bill came to VMI with visions of stardom on 
the gridiron, high academic standing, and mil- 
itary rank. The latter two of these illusions 
were destroyed by the Math Department and 
the M.S. Department his Rat year. His career 
in football started to falter in the fall of his 
Third Class year when he broke his ankle and 
started leaning to other interests. After a suc- 
cessful spring game, and summer of wild 
women and good liquor. Bill decided to forget 

Even with confinement and "constant" 
study. Bill still managed to enjoy life his First 
Class year. We wish him the best of luck and 
know he will do well. 


Roanoke. Virginia 

Dewey Peter George, Jr. 


Biology. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt., Lt.. Rat Football. 
Distinguished Military Student, Dean's List, 
French Club. VAS, Rugby Club. Rangers, Fire 
Fighters. VRC. AFC. North-South Skirmish 
Club. Ring Figure Finance Committee. 

When Dewey graduates on May 17th. with 
bloodshot eyes and shaky hands, he will miss 
the Institute — for at least ten seconds, for the 
Kid had an interesting four years in Lexing- 
ton's home for wayward boys. Tuck's RDC 
kept him on his toes that first year, and Dew- 
ey's hidden ranker potential emerged when 
he was made a "desperation" corporal in the 
last makeover. When he moved in with the 
"Muscle Beach" boys in 233, he became an 
expert at staying out of the way. More adven- 
tures awaited him his First Class year, like 
getting punched out in front of his date in 
Roanoke and becoming the most popular man 
in the Biology Department. 

Busy as he was, Dewey never neglected his 
two greatest interests, a certain Roanoke belle 
and his hay rack. 

Hey. Charles, how about another cup of 

James Paul Gillespie 

"Big Jim" 

Biology, Infantry, Pvt., Rat Basketball. Rat 
Track. Varsity Basketball. Varsity Track. 

When |imbo, the human garbage disposal, 
strolled into Jackson Arch for the first lime, 
he realized he had entered a new world. He 
set out to remedy the situation by bringing a 
little joy into the world — like sharing his room- 
mate's Exlax fudge with the guard team. His 
energy and enthusiasm were unbounded as is 
witnessed by the fact that he stabbed two room- 
mates. Although accidents, his roommates 
learned to keep sharp things away from him. 
Actually, Jim is noted by his classmates for his 
kindness, generosity, and fondness of pretzels. 

On the basketball court, he is an aggressive 
player who hales to lose. In his room, he spe- 
cializes in another sport: acting oul Hamlet. 
His portrayal of Laertes in the graveyard scene 
is one of the highlights of his career. 

In conclusion, it can be said that Goose's 
attitude toward life is summed up in Martin 
Luther's words: "Who hues not wine, women, 
and song remains a fool his whole life long." 


Woodbridge. Virginia 



Winchester, Virginia 

Floyd Lester Ginn 

Civil Engineering, Armor. Cpl., Sgt., Li . Ral 
Cross Country, Ral indoor and Outdooi Track, 

Distinguished Military Student. Distinguished 
Academic Student, Dean's List, ASCE, Baptist 
Student Union. Lutheran Club, Glee Club. 

If there is om: person who can be considered 
to have VMI in the palm of his hand, thai pel 
son would have to be F. Lester Ginn. Advancing 
through the caste system of rank, he has man- 
aged, after the usual details and the burning 
of midnight oil as corporal of [he guarrl, lo 
acquire the rank of lieutenant in Charlie' 
Company. As if that wasn't enough, we also 
find a set of stars logo with the stripes. 

II he is not in the room working feverishly 
behind a pile of books, one usually finds Les 
commuting to his second home. NEB. He has 
to be a Civil Engineer, for how else would he 
be able to figure out how to balance those 
ten million books under his arm? 

All in all. the future looks very bright for Les 
and Pam. Let those sideburns grow wav down. 


Baltimore. Marvland 

Joseph Gerard Girlando, Jr. 

"Wop" "Baltimore Joe" "Spaghetti Sauce" 

Physics. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Ral Football. 
Rat Track, Distinguished Military Student. 
Dean's List, Sigma Pi Sigma-President, SPS. 
Cadet Battery, Lacrosse, BOMB Staff-Assistant 
Sports Editor. North-eastside Gang. Outstand- 
ing 3rd Class ROTC Cadet. Army ROTC Scho- 
larship. Northern Virginia Club. Fire Fighters. 

On Sept. 8, 1966, "Wop-Man" proudly strutted 
through (ackson Arch carefully concealing his 
Irish temper and Italian argumentation. After 
struggling on the gridiron. Joe found greater 
success in academics and emerged a lifetime 
member of the fortunate few who are autho- 
rized 3.0 cuts. 

Righteous Joe epitomizes the well-rounded 
VMI man: a higb ranking physics major, a 
Lieutenant in Echo Company, vocal Honcho of 
the Lacrosse Team, President of the Bachelors 
Forever Club, self-ordained Chaplain of the 
Northeast Side Gang. Barracks paperboy, and 
faithful mother hen to his continually intox- 
icated roommates. 

No one could find a more trustworthy friend 
or dependable roommate — but |oe. just for 
once, couldn't you drink a little too much? 
Success will be easy in whatever career you 
decide on. Take care, roommate, and good luck. 

Marcus Clifford Gold, Jr. 


Electrical Engineering. Air Force. Pvt.. 
Dean's List, IEEE, Glee Club. 

Marc came to VMI looking for a different waj 
of life, and was rather startled by what he 
found. He soon became well known by many 
prominent members of the Corps, and had no 
trouble getting a charter membership in the 
"Wednesday and Saturday Evening Hiking and 
Gun Club." When the Ral line was finally in the 
past, Marc decided lo lake his place in Ihe 
background, desiring no military advancement, 
lie soon discovered, though, thai he was not 
finding too much advancement academic all) 
either and came to the realization that his 
term would be extended to Eve years. There's 
not loo much especially exciting thai can be 
said aboul Marc, except that he came looking 
for excitement and found too much of the 
wrong kind: he bore up under the hardships 
with only a maximum of complaints 

Birmingham, Alabama 

Casev. Illinois 


Roanoke. Virginia 


Richmond. Virginia 

Michael Eugene Gordon 


Biology. Artillery. Pvt.. Ral Basketball. Rat 
Cross Country. Rat Golf. Varsity Golf-Captain. 
Dean's List. French Club. VAS. Monogram 
Club. Ghetto. IGBA. Library Assistant. A 
Company Representative. Illinois Club-Vice 

Enter the Casev Colossus! 

Seeking pastoral elegance, the "Blond Bomb- 
er" came to the rustic provincialism of Lexing- 
ton with basketball in hand and visions dancing 
in his head of Rick Mount. 

His Rat Year he endured Dirty Old Man Day, 
Boobsee. and backache Corbett. Finding that a 
somewhat stifling combination, our hero 
moved in with Carruthers. Gordon, and later 
picked up the Bear. 

Unable to endure the Keadle Crush, the B- 
ball was quickly exchanged for the golf stick, 
and his name was written with the immortals 
in the sand (traps) of Myrtle Beach. 

"Military Mike's" paramount accomplish- 
ment was. however, the racktime record he set 
for a six week period during summer camp. 

Warren Harris Grasty 

"Pasty," "Nasty" 

Electrical Engineering, Infantry, Pvt.. IEEE. 
CADET Staff. Senior Member of Summer 
School Society. Firefighters. 

Have you ever heard a "Grasty Joke?" If not. 
consider yourself lucky! His Brother Rats were 
quickly indoctrinated to his form of "humor." 
Between him and Sharon, his accomplice of 
three years, they could keep a room full of 
people rolling on the floor holding their sides 
(or was it their stomachs?]. 

Warren never really bothered himself with 
trivialities, such as studying, even when his 
guitar strings were broken. For this reason, he 
signed up as a charter member of the VMI 
summer session. After setting up permanent 
residence in Lexington, his physical growth 
matched his mental growth, i.e.. 40 pounds in 
three years. 

We all wish Warren the best of luck in the 
future, and hope for his own sake that he won't 
have to fool with electrical machinery for a 

Robert Howard Gregory 

"Be-Bop" "Breeze" 

English. Armor. Pvt.. Rat Wrestling. Varsity 
Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball. Dean's List, ; 
English Society. English-Speaking Union. Rich-i- 
mond Club. Summer Camp Colors Staff. Elvis ; 
Fan Club-Secretary, PX Cook.. 

Definitely one of the coolest cadets ever to i 
breeze through Jackson Arch, the Be-Bop. 
managed to survive all four years at VMI. I 
Bobby, aside from being the best dancer, most ] 
talkative cadet, and one of the best looking.) 
found time enough to know everyone at VMI | 
by his first name. Above all. he was always ! 
willing to help anyone, no matter what their \ 
problem was. 

His academic career at VMI soon passed his . 
military one. for he remained a steadfast pri- j 
vate through all his years in Lexington. Bobby, j 
however, was never one to put academics, or fl 
the military, in front of having a good time. He j! 
was at all the parties and dances, with bourbon I 
and water in one hand and Rockin' Robin in :! 
the other. To a cadet who knew the meaning of !] 
Brother Rat. and to Robin, we wish all the luck 1 
and happiness that can be found in the world. 



Richmond, Virginia 


Pomona. California 


Edison, N'ew lersev 

Jodie Earl Grimes 


Divil Engineering, Armor. Pvt., Distinguished 
vlilitary Student, Dean's List, ASCE-Vice 
'resident, RDC-Secretary. |udo Club — Mati- 
iger. Captain. 

When ]odie entered VMI, he quickly estab- 
ished himself as the chief time waster of the 
ourth class, his tiny engineering feats being 
idmired by all. During the second semester, 
'Barrel Body," through a diligent effort man- 
iged to lose his average and his high school 
ivveetheart. But at the start of his third class 
.ear, when all engineers took a downfall, Jo- 
lie was flying high. His "engineering" during 
lis Rat year was paying off and he breezed 
hrough the year with respectable grades. By 
he end of the first semester of his second 
:lass year, he had made the Dean's List. His 
ixtracurricular activities, including Judo, 
\SCE. HH, and avid support of party commit- 
ees, show his well-roundedness. All he 
leeded now was Karen. She came on the 
icene just in time for a camp summer and a 
un-packed First Class year. They make a de- 
ighful couple and we all wish Karen and 
'Gerrriimmes" the greatest in the coming 

Robert Davey Grossman 


Biology. Armor, Pvt., Rat Track. Varsity Track, 
Rugby, French Club, Newman Club, Mono- 
gram Club, Ghetto. 

"Say your name in syllables. Mister!" 
"Gross-Man, Sir!" With this command, Bert 
Nance started, not only a nickname for Bob, 
but a way of life too. "Gross" never quite got 
over having his corporal permit denied, but 
history is better for it as Bob turned from the 
ranks to the long road towards the ghetto. It 
left him manv hours of leisure in which Bob 
developed an inordinate attachment for his 

But the good life of a private helped him 
gain four inches and some thirty pounds to 
make him a giant in "E" Company. 

Of the opinion that no girl is really worth 
the "old college try." Bob still found the initi- 
ative to try the "I'm homesick" routine — 
which had dubious success. In his senior year. 
Bob has become the "darling of Southern 
Sem." dealing in dates like a stock broker. In 
sports, Bob has become a mainstay of "Lump- 
y's leg men." and earned more medals than a 
Tech general. Bob's easy going way has 
brought him much more than can be mea- 
sured in any one success, but only in the 
overall affection and friendship of all of us. 

Jeffrey Douglas Guild 

English, Infantry. Pvt.. Cpl.. Sgt.. Ll.. Pvt.. Soc- 
cer, Wrestling, DMS. Dean's List. Newman 
Club. Military-Industrial Complex Sympos- 
ium, Ghetto. 

"To be or not to be. that was the question." 
Jeff is VMI's own Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 
The strange transformation began in the 
spring of each year. He took on the character- 
istic glazed, shifty eyes, short cropped hair, 
and frightening shine of a ranker. Three limes 
he found his name on the makeover sheets 
but fall found "Gildo" somewhat himself 
again and by Openings he had fully re- 

During Jeff's interment here at VMI, he 
bided his time falling in and out of trouble 
with Screwloose Strock. racking during study 
hours, pulling all-nighters and courtin' Ratso 
Rizzo. These vices could not defeat our hero 
in his search for TRUTH. JUSTICE, and THE 
AMERICAN WAV. He and Screwloose are 
anticipating graduation, he is continually plac- 
ing his infamous name on the Dean's List, and 
to consubstantiate his success. Miss Paula will 
soon be his blushing bride. 

Throughout. Jeff's trademark has been his 
long hair and more mouth than a chicken's got 
guts. In spite of it all, he has retained a loy- 
alty lo MOM. developed a liking for APPLE 
PIE, and is engaged to THE GIRL NEXT 

Edward Fancis Haley, III 


Mathematics, Artillery, Cpl.. Pvt.. Rat Foot- 
ball-Head Manager, Varsity Football-Head 
Manager. Distinguished Military Student, 
Dean's List. SPS. 

After four swinging years at the Institute, 
Ned is anxiously awaiting graduation. Although 
on the Dean's List, Ned has often found the 
time to set aside academics for such reasons 
as Martha, Judy. Linda, Sam (Sam?), Janie, 
Irecia. etc. Just what actually happens on all 
those trips to Madison, Longwood. and Lynch- 
burg, Ned? 

During the past four years Ned has not spent 
all of his time (would you believe any of it?) 
with his nose buried in text books. Having in- 
terests in athletics, he has served on Vito 
Ragazzo's staff as manager for the Big Red. 
For three years Ned proudly carried Bob 
Habasevich's kicking shoes to games across the 

It seems that shoes have become an obsession 
with Ned after gaining such valuable experi- 
ence with Bob. His dream now is to become a 
business executive in a shoe factory. All of us 
wish Ned the verv best of luck. 


Lynchburg, Virginia 

John Herbert Hall 


Biology, Armor, Cpl., Pvt.. Distinguished Mili- 
tary Student. Ring Figure Magazine-Advertis- 
ing Manager, Judo Club. 

Sometimes a cadet can go unnoticed from 
time to time, but not so with John. Everyone 
knew when Big John was around. He also had a 
look-a-like to add to Dick's -uh- John's omni- 

Living up to his name, John drew much fame 
and little fortune as Barracks Baptizer to all 
guests of the Institute. To complete his training 
for the outside world, "Waterfall" tackled Judo. 
But alas, the best part of his cadetship came 
from one Midwinters which brought forth 

He was the kind of cadet you felt you knew 
the first time you met him. )ohn was always 
there if he was needed. 

His talents bring him a bright future. John 
takes pride in his work, his family, his friends, 
his graduation, but most of all. Libba. When it 
comes to John Herbert, we're all very proud. 


Staunton. Virginia 

Thomas Patrick Halliday 


History, Air Force. Pvt., Rat Football, Rat 
Track. Varsity Football. YAF, Monogram Club. 

Who is that roaming the 4th stoop? Oh, no 
worry, it's only Tom Halliday selling lock boxes 
to the rats. Having been the sole proprietor of 
the weight room his first three years at the In- 
stitute, our Bulging Bohemian gave up the 
weights for academics this year. Tom has 
worked hard in his academics and in football, 
striving for success in both. His smiling face 
and outgoing personality will be missed by 
Barracks, as will his willingness to help any- 
one in time of need. To you. Brother Rat, the 
class of '711 wishes good luck in everything you 
do in the future. 



Willmington. Delaware 

Richard Mcdowell hamlet 

Virginia Beach, Virginia 


Lynchburg, Virginia 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey 

Richard McDowell Hamlet 

"Tricky Dicky" 

English Infantry. Pvt., Sgl., Rat Football Rat 
Track, Rat Baseball, Varsity Baseball, English 
Society. BOMB Staff-Sports Editor, CADET 
Start-Sports Staff, Monogram Club, Ghetto 
Rugby Club. SVD. Party" Committee. Dean's 

Richard McDowell Hamlet, commonly 
known by his simple and more revealing cogno- 
men, Mysto, exemplifies the true Renaissance 
man. So he embarked on an English career in 
hopes of finding the true meaning of life, and a 
ticket to graduate school. 

His restless energy, which seemed to prevail 
throughout his cadelship, was guided by a 
multitude of beautiful girls. who always knew 
where to direct it. As a Rat football" starter 
baseball catcher, and rugger, he has shown 
his progress in the field of athletics. 

By owning the corner store of the Crow's Nest 
Dick showed that not onlv was he a standout' 
in his favorite subject, philosophy, but also 
a standout socially. Saturday nights would find 
him at the Downtown Trailer Club. Without 
Dick's efforts in the 1970 party committee. 
Zollman parties might have gone without 

If the women can keep him from burning 
incense, his friendly smile, warm personality 
and energetic character will carrv him a long 

Joshua Charles Hanks 

English, Artillery, Pvt., Sgt.. Rat Baseball, 
Varsity Baseball-Captain. All Southern Con- 
ference First Team, Honor Court, Company 
Class Representative, Fellowship of Christian 
Athletes. Monogram Club. 

JC is a man for every occasion and has dem- 
onstrated his versatility bv trying everything 
VMI has to offer at least once. As a Rat.'when 
he wasn't entertaining the 4th stoop with "Casey 
at the Bat," he was receiving instruction on the 
virtues of the First Class private. Even so, as 
a 3rd, our All-American Brookville Brother Rat 
went the way of the rankers (for about two 
weeks) only to return to partying with the rest 
of the grubs. '68-'69 was a good year for Josh. 
He met Dona, made the All-Southern Confer- 
ence Baseball team, and cried for the last 
time. "Hey Taze, I think I'm going to be sick." 
This year |C represents our class and VMI. as 
a member of the Honor Court and Captain of 
the baseball team. (What's this rumor about 
Battalion Staff???) He is patiently awaiting that 
blissful day he and Dona will be wed. JC has 
been a friend to everyone and we'll never for- 
get his exuberant personality and easy smile. 

Michael Lloyd Hannum 


Mathematics, Infantry. Cpl., Pvt.. Rat Gym- 
nastics, Varsity Gymnastics, Distinguished Mil- 
itary Student. Dean's List, Chapel Choir, Glee 
Club-Administrative Assistant. Timmins Music 
Society. Aquatics Club. Fire Fighters, Metro- 
politan Club, J.S. Bach Appreciation Club. 

Our troll has really enjoyed his VMI experi- 
ence, especially his work with the Glee Club 
and Mr. Biester. As George's star bass soloist, 
he has led the bass section in superb perfor- 
mances of the "Magnificat in D," and the "Mass 
in B-Minor." both by J.S. Bach, with such solos 
as "Quia fecit magna" and Quoniam tu solus 

He has always been a fine student, frequently 
making Dean's List, and' is one of the six first 
class math majors remaining in the department. 

His intirsst in maintaining his fine, physical 
conditioning has not diminished over the four 
years he has spent here. He can frequently be 
found playing handball, basketball, or fencing 
with his rat on the first stoop. 

When he graduates, he's planning a feu \ ears 
in the Military Intelligence Corps, after which 
he's signing on with ]. Edgar Hoover and the 
boys. We know he'll do well. He always has 
been a sneaky little gnome. 

Robert Warner Hart 

"Bob" "Gargoyle" "Tiger" 

History, Armor. Pvt., Sgt., Distinguished Mil- 
itary Student, AFC, Catholic Choir, Tanker 
Platoon-Commander. Civil War Roundtable, 
Rifle and Pistol Club. Fencing Club-Sabre, 
Hungry Hill Key Club. 

Dooby. Dooby. Dooby. Whether or not you're 
seen or heard, your presence is felt, as could 
be well expected of the modern little Napoleon 
you happen to be. A pensive, rational, and re- 
flective being in the main, though fiery, emo- 
tional, and jovial often by choice, you are eager 
to offer your good will, but will not hesitate to 
instantly rebuke, chastise, and counter those 
who wrong you. An ability to adjust to situa- 
tions and surroundings will enable you to per- 
form to your limit (if you have one] even in the 
midst of men not your equals. By your own ad- 
mission, in an aristocracy of performance rests 
your desired place in this world of vague caste 
and status levels. You may not find a prominant 
place in History, although, 'twould be no sur- 
prise, but your ambitions will be met with 
unusual measures of success. 

Ben Harvey, III 


Historv. Armor, Cpl„ Sgt.. Distinguished Mil- 
itary Student. CADET Staff. Hop Committee- 
Treasurer, Third Class Basketball Tournament. 
Northern Virginia Club. Fire Fighters. 

Ben entered VMI with all the answers, 
gleaned from his experiences as an Army brat 
and the son of an alumnus. But the same rude 
awakening that every Rat is afforded was not 
denied Ben's early cadetship. From the begin- 
ning, he had aspirations for rank, and his am- 
bition paid off after numerous ups-and-downs 
with the intricacies of makeovers. 

Ben's devotion to a unique social pattern gave 
him a perfect attendance award at four years of 
VMI hops, but his experiences at VMI were 
not without the taste of bitterness resulting 
from the unpredictable fluctuations of the con- 
cerns of the heart. Though slightly metamor- 
phic in effect, the situations left "Gentle Ben" 
still intact as a Brother Rat and always willing 
to listen if he could add a helpful comment. 

Willis Leonard Hatcher, Jr. 

"Chip" "Massive-Man" 

Civil Engineering. Infantry, Pvt., Rat Wres- 
tling. Varsity Wrestling, ASCE. CADET Staff. 
AFC, Scouters Club. Cadet Waiter, Northern 
Virginia Club, SYD, Car Committee. 

Massive man — five foot five and 110 pounds. 
Having been advised by wise elders that VMI 
wasn't too swift. Chip figured that it just had 
to be a good deal — RIGHT!! During his third 
class year he wanted to make trips to Blacks- 
burg, but an omen must have warned him of 
the consequences. He spent the rest of the 
year keeping the members of the Number One 
Club company on Saturday nights, and engag- 
ing in late study contests with his roommate. 
His second class year found Chip and the other 
two of the Big Three rooming together again. 
It was like a three-ring circus, everybody went 
excess — "me to the right on room orderly." 
Disaster came his First Class year — the one 
thing he had tried three years to avoid (No. 
he didn't become a daddy] — he was given rank 
(which was probably worse]. Neither VMI 
nor rank has changed Chip, and graduation 
still remains his primary goal. 



Falls Church. Virginia 


Richmond, Virginia 

Robert Charles Hawthorne 
"Bob" [R.C.] 

English. Air Force, Sgt., Fellowship Foun- 
dation for Economic Education, Fred C Koch 
Foundation Fellowship, [ntercolle] 
Scholastic Institute Representative, Glee Club, 
Civil War Roundtable, Scouters I Hub VAF- 
Virginia Chairman, YRC, Commanders- 
Business Manager, Regimental l!,m<l. 

Huh Hawthorne was. without a doubt, a 
legend al VMI. Nobody has ever seriously con- 
sidered running for a political office while .1 

cadel. hnl Boh did and almosl won, 

Those who knew Bob will remember one 
thing, MONEY. He could con a buck from .1 
begger, and anyone who can sell combs to Rats 
will definitely go far. The money he dealt lor 
Ihe Commanders was phenomenal, while his 
land deals and "Hawthorne Enterprises" pul 
him in an income hrackel rivaling Howard 

We'll remember, though, that Bob on occa- 
sion lost money, such as lhal S2M parking ticket 
al Natural Bridge. 

Boh was a YAF major and when that wasn't 
taking up his time, a special girl was. Bob even 
found time to invade the wild blue yonder — 
still another good deal from Uncle Sam. 

The future includes law school for our hero. 
My advice to Perry Mason is if he hears 
"What's Happening?", to gel out of the courl 
room immediateh . 


Princeton, West Virginia 

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Martinsville. Virginia 

Roy Reed Heddleston 


Economics. Air Force. Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Basket- 
ball. Varsity Basketball. Distinguished Aero- 
space Student, Dean's List, Religious Council - 
Sec-President, Timmins Music Society. FIP. 

". . . but hearing oftentimes the still sad music 
of humanity . . . ." He plays basketball, he flies, 
he drinks — he's F Troop's own Jolly Green 
Giant. Those who don't know Roy by his proper 
cognomen will know him by his alias: Sedge- 
wick Alworthy. a name he picked up in a 
nasty incident in a prison camp with several 
R.A.F.'ers. It was here also that he picked his 
unique, dry, yet ebullent wit. After a brief en- 
counter with the English Department. Roy- 
decided he preferred dollars to sonnets, and 
switched to Economics. He still quotes |ohn 
Keats, though. 

Roy (Steve Canyon) Heddleston holds Ihe 
distinct honor of being the first man in our class 
to solo in the FIP. When he graduates from 
biplanes, he hopes to fly jets. Grad school in 
Business Administration also looms in the not 
too distant future. 

Ronald Albert Henry 


Physics. Air Force. Cpl.. Sgt. RMS. Distin- 
guished Aerospace Student. Distinguished 
Academic Student. Dean's List. Who's Who, 
Sigma Pi Sigma-Sec.-Treas.. SPS-President. 
CADET Staff-Assistant Business Manager. 

They say no man can serve two masters, but 
that doesn't rule out two mistresses, so Ron 
went ahead and found two. The first was phy- 
sics, and as one of Mallory Hall's faithful few. 
Ron could be seen nightly, heading for that 
"holy sanctuary." The other was Andrea, and 
although Ihe trips were nol as frequent, the 
motive was the same, self-enrichment. There's 
some doubt that Ron really accomplished any- 
thing while at VMI. for although he won his 
bachelorhood in physics, he seems to have lost 
it to Andrea. Except for his passion for showers. 
Ron's last contact with reality has been the 
U. S. Zoomie Corps. Despite their refusal to let 
him be a pilot, (for "visual acuity less than 20/ 
2(1"| his career promises to he long and illus- 
trious [probably of more length than luster), 
since that's exactly what he deserves . . . more 
or less 

Thou losesl here, a belter where to find." 
Kins l.i-ur 



Ann Arbor, Michigan 


Dallas. Texas 


Gardners, Pennsylvania 

John Benjamin Collins Hill 

"JBC" "Pumpkin" 

Modern Languages. Artillery, Pvt.. Rat Foot- 
ball, Rat Wrestling, Varsitv Wrestling-Co Cap- 
tain, Rugby, Golf. IRC. French Club, Ring 
Figure Magazine-Circulation Committee, Fel- 
lowship of Christian Athletes. YRC, Monogram 

Born under the sign of Hogbody's raiders, 
and cast in the image of the Great Pumpkin and 
old '27, Big Red stormed down the Shenandoah 
Valley from the wilds and wastelands of Michi- 
gan, ravaging and plundering all within his 

Finding the world of academia and. especial- 
ly, the (infamous?! Economics department a 
little to his disliking. John soon found his way 
into the dark and untraveled caverns of the 
second floor of Scott Shipp Hall where he 
could sharpen his knack for French and Euro- 
pean culture. 

Not wishing to excel in one thing alone, John 
decided to enroll under the tutelage of the 
"Gup" to see if he could wrestle. No one will 
ever forget the match our Rat year when John 
pinned his opponent with 14 seconds gone in 
the first period. 

With Finals. 1970, John will usher forth into 
the world— a fine credit to VMI and his class- 
mates, not only as a Brother Rat, but also as a 
genuine friend. 

John Rutledge Hill, III 


Civil Engineering. Marines. Rat Cross Coun- 
trv, Varsitv Soccer, ASCE. RDC-President. 
PIC, SYD, YVest Side Slum Lords MC. 

Robert William Hockley 

"Carlisle Indian" 

History. Armor. Pvt., Rat Football. Rat Track, 
Varsity Football, YRC, Monogram Club. 

"Sounds like two snails drag racing — nope, 
it's the Hockley shuffle." or should we say the 
Jansen jaunt. Although a victim of mistaken 
identity during his rat year, Jansen, rather 
Hock, soon found himself astride a board 
whose grain opposed long hair and an easy 
going manner, and Bob's many trips through 
the valley often made him doubtful whether 
or not he would remain at VMI. 

Football became his primary interest and his 
dedication to the game left Bob unscathed 
by the "defeatist" attitude. Always a keen com- 
petitor, Hock displayed an unnatural optimism 
and desire to win which will be characteristic 
of him the remainder of his life. Bob found his 
relaxed mannerisms more attuned to a South- 
ern atmosphere, and we believe the Carlisle 
Indian has permanently defected to Dixie. 
Good luck in law school. Bob, from the other 
two stooges of a great trio. 


Falls Church, Virginia 

Atlanta, Georgia 


Battle Creek. Michigan 

Camillas Winston David Hoffman 


' English, Artillery, Cpl., Pvt., Rat Wrestling, 
Founder-President-Player-Coach-Rugbv Club, 
Distinguished Military Student. CADET Staff- 
[Photographer, Glee Club. 298 Club, BOMB- 
Dark Room Editor, 

| A partially deflated rugby ball ... a well 
'thumbed copy of official Rugby rules . . . sev- 
leral texbooks (most of which are untouched by 
human hands) ... a drawer full of letters from 
'at least six different girls (or is it at least six 
letters from one girl) and an unfinished poem 
. . . From this seemingly unrelated morass of 
junk there emerges the character of a man 
who has left a very speical legacy to VMI — a 
Rugby Club. Under Dave's watchful eye and 
material care, this band of hooligans has 
roamed Virginia challenging and humbling 
rugby teams much their senior in record and 

With an exceptional ability never to let 
academics get him down, Dave has established 
himself as a good-natured, often bawdy rake. 
Dave will never really settle down, but some- 
where in the bright and distant future there 
is a girl who will be able to at least understand 
him: VMI's own Byronic hero. 

John Charles Hoffman, III 


History. Infantry, Pvt., Rat Wrestling. Intra- 
murals SYD-Co Chariman. PIC-President, 
Class Finance Committee-Treasurer, Class 
Party Committee-Treasurer. 

Governor Hoffman — a gentle, soft-spoken 
blend of Jefferson Davis, Huey Long and 
George Wallace — is the man who never lost 
an argument: leastways no one could tell. Jack 
is probably the most unique among the ghetto 
brotherhood — a "bon vivant," a connoisseur of 
anything with an alchoholic content of 3.27r or 
better, and a politician extraordinaire. 

He came into his outspoken own during a 
session of the student government his sopho- 
more year. The honorable Governor took a 
position of no penalty for a departed brother 
of '69. Jack was oblivious to the pressure ex- 
erted by the ruling class, explaining, "How can 
one be disrespectful to a class for which he has 
no respect." As a junior, Jackson is memorable 
for his part in leading Ghetto Brothers on Post- 
OCNI trips to the Liquid Lunch. His senior 
year, the Governor was a financial power in 
Barracks and chairman of the hastily formed 
Young Democrats. 

Good luck in law school, and later politics. 
Governor. Your Ghetto Brothers will surely 
miss you 

Luther Fate Holloman 

"Twiggy" "Luke" 

Electrical Engineering. Artillery. Pvt.. Rat 
Cross Country, Rat Indoor and Outdoor Track. 
Varsity Cross Country. Varsity Indoor Track. 
Outdoor Track, IEEE, Hop Escort. Summer 

"Luke The Lionhearted," as he is commonly 
known by admirers, and "Fate" as known by 
none, is undoubtedly a lovable character. His 
middle name best describes his tenure at VMI. 
By no real choice of his own. Luke was like the 
new born babe left in the dark of the night on a 
strange doorstep. Taken in by the Institute. 
Luke has been clothed and fed by the merciful 

Luke is the kind of guy who does everything 
with precision, with heart, with proclaimed 
skill, and with no words spared in telling you 
where to get off if you desire to interfere. Our 
tiger is feared by all men and loved by all girls. 
Only Pug gives him a hard time. When pro- 
voked by agressors. Luke easily disarms them 
with such powerful words as "git on", 
"goofy bird." and "you twirp". The only thing 
Luke ever feared was the bone. He rarely met 
that rival and took extreme care not to. 

Although an avid sleeper. Luke has done well 
as an EE and stuck through the trials of VMI. 
We don't doubt that one day he will be a big 
success and then, watch, out. VMI. 

Edward Dashiell Holmes 

"Dash" "Ed" 

English. Artillery, Pvl., Dean's List. English 
Society. Timmins Music Society. English-Speak- 
ing Union. CADET -Editorial Staff. IRC-Presi- 
dent. Class Insurance Committee-Co-Chair- 
man. Military Industrial Complex Symposium- 
Program Committee. Rat English Tutor. 

Certainly few cadets can claim the achieve- 
ment of our B.R.. Ed "The Book" Holmes. Our 
heavy-minded (or is it light-headed?) hero is 
justifiably proud for having reached his first 
two major goals in life. First, he has achieved 
his dream of being a four-year private, and 
secondly, he is the only man in barracks to 
possess a collection of one million volumes, 
crowned with a solid gold edition of Plato and 
Aristotle, guaranteed to be untouched by- 
human hands. When not participating in peace 
rallies (IRC trips?). The Book can usually be 
found at a meeting of the VMI "Ave Maria 
Society." The photo illustrates one of "The 
Book's" functions as "High Priest and Mystic 
of the Barrack's One World Syndrome." Now 
that he has crushed the evil of militarism in 
barracks. "The Book" looks forward to law 
school. F.O.. and the Dag Hammarskjold In- 
stitute for International Peace. To a fine 
Brother Rat with a great sense of humor (and 
mind, loo!), we wish only the best, and we know 
he'll find it. 



Kirkwood. Missouri 

William Harrison Howard, III 

"Bill" "Doc" 

Biology. Armor. Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. Athletic 
Trainer. Intramurals, Distinguished Military 
Student, Dean's List, Who's Who, VAS-Trea- 
surer, Honor Court. 

Whoever coined the word "dedication" must 
have known Bill Howard. Bill decided early- 
he wanted to be a doctor and has worked fer- 
vently toward that goal while at VMI. Even so, 
it hasn't kept him from other interests, such as 
skiing, athletics, blind dates (???). and espe- 
cially cars. Just give Bill a Z-28, a pretty girl, 
and a tank of gas and he is in second heaven! 
Along with Ned Snead. he minored in argu- 
mentation and many is the night that ole rooms 
320. 223. and 122 stayed up 'til 2 AM deciding 
how fast an eagle could dive or some question 
of Biology. 

Bill hasn't had too much trouble with the 
Commandant's Office, except for an occasional 
"late." and he swears that's because the guard 
room clock is not on Greenwich time like his 

Serving our class from trainer on the football 
team to Honor Court member, he is a true 
competitor and friend. 

William Ward Huffman, Jr. 

Economics. Artillery, Cpl.. Pvt, Sgt., BOMB 
Staff, Westminister Fellowship. PIC-Vice Presi- 
dent. Class Finance Committee-Treasurer, Mil- 
itary Industrial Complex Symposium. 

Four in the morning — a box of No-Doz — 
rustling papers — and "I'm gonna lose my — ." 
Yep — that's little Willy attempting to out- 
smart the toughest professors at VMI. the Eco. 

Possibly Bill's most outstanding attribute is 
his uncanny talent of impersonation. A WASP 
himself, Bill has found his favorite targets to be 
foreigners — a feat which never fails to bring 
a smile. Willy has a problem though — he's got 
a "Dudley Do Right" complex. This psycholog- 
ical aberation has driven him to drink heavily 
on his Institute-granted weekends. 

As it stands now the Institute owes Bill ninety 
percent of his weekends, because he has found 
it extremely difficult to cope with some of his 
blind dales and has, consequently, "passed." 
They say good guys never win. but I doubt that 
anyone can say thai this guy from Staunton 
won't be more than successful. How can one 
compete with an industrious, cooperative, and 
friendly person? Business School and a reward- 
ing career doubtlessly lie on the other side of 
the sheepskin. 


[ohnson City, Tennessee 


Staunton, Virginia 

Frank Talbotl Humphrey, Jr. 

"Chip" "Humpy" 

Biology, Armor. Pvl., Ral Indoor Track, Amer- 
ican Chemical Society. The Drummer. Who's 
Nobody Club. 

His closest contact with the routine of a mil- 
itary life was in the rhythm of his drums. 
Whether beating the path of constant summer 
schools or the path of weekends without week- 
ends, his perseverance never faltered. To some, 
he was Chip or Hump, and to others. "Aero- 
bic Man." How could anyone forget the $30 
weekend, the "Mountain View Astoria." the 
"William Byrd." or even Virginia Beach? 

But memories of Chip cover many aspects. 
His striving to overcome academics at limes 
when others would have quit shows only part 
of his true strength. Just to know him for a 
short time would encourage anyone to want to 
know him for a long while. May Debbie and he 
have happiness always. 


Harrisonburg, Virginia 


Coraopolis. Pennsylvania 

Wilbert Fenrod Huntley, Jr. 

"Hot Rod" 

History. Infantry. Rat Cross Country. Rat 
Track. Rat Cross Country Coach. Varsity Cross 
Country. Varsity Track. AFC, YRC. Monogram 
Club, Bahama Club, Dean's List. 

Due to strong paternal influence. Will came to 
VMI; but not all was lost. He was next door to 
the college of his choice. To leave the hallowed 
halls as often as possible, he participated in 
cross country and track. While living at Mrs. 
Smith's, Will proved that fun can be had while 
still maintaining good grades. On hop week- 
ends he was sure to be found with a good 
looker from Sweet Briar, Hollins. or Carolina, 
and with his traditional good luck, he managed 
to slide around the more Mickey Mouse mil- 
itary aspects of VMI. After four years has Will 
adjusted to VMI. or has it adjusted to him? 
The Institute has taught him an appreciation of 
things often taken for granted. Thus he will 
enjoy going to Washington and Lee Law School 
and iiving a normal life, showing that nice guys 
don't finish last; it just takes them longer to 
get where thev want to go. 


Colorado Springs. Colorado 

Daniel Jonathan Ingelido 

"The Wop" 

History. Air Force. CpL, Pvt., Sgt.. judo. In- 
tramural Team Captain. Distinguished Aero- 
space Student, Dean's List, Newman Club. Hop 
& Floor Committee. AFC. IRC. 

Coming from the back hills of Italy. The Big 
"I" aspired to be a Field Marshall but settled 
for supply sergeant in the never-ending struggle 
with the One World Syndrome and the blood- 
soaked walls of the Kremlin. Even though he 
succumbed to the evils of rank his first class 
year, "the Wopman" has always been a great 
guy with a great sense of humor (although he 
can't tell the difference between Germany and 
Italy). There can be no doubt that Ingaleado? 
Ingalid? Injilid? the Big "I" is destined for 
graduate school and a successful career in the 
Air Force. Never a man to lose his head in the 
clouds, Dan looks forward to flying a desk 
where he can put his vast knowledge of the 
German Air Force land everybody else's, foi 
that matter! to use. Who knows? Maybe some- 
day he will command all the UN peace-keeping 

"Those who do not remember the past are 
condemned to relive it." 

— Santayana 

Walter Ivkovich, Jr. 


Electrical Engineering, Artillery, Pvt.. Rat 
Basketball, Ral Baseball. Rat Cross Country, 
Rat Track, Varsity Basketball, Distinguished 
Military Student. IEEE, Monogram Club, Pitts- 
burgh Club, Ghetto. SYD. Number One Club. 

The "TREE" came from the one and only 
Aliquippa, Pa., hoping to plant his roots in 
Lexington for what he hoped would be four 
years. His full basketball scholarship and 
academics would have limited anyone else's 
social life, but he was usually the first at a party 
after hisgames. 

No one will ever forget the Institute "Good 
Deal" Walt received granting him a lifetime 
membership in the No. 1 Club" (Walt's still 
wondering what he did wrong.] From All-State 
basketball in high school Walt was bound to be 
an attribute to the Keydet squad (Walt holds 
the circuit record for the fieldhouse). 

What does the future hold for Walt? What- 
ever he does, whether changing lightbulbs or 
managing a large electrical firm, he is bound to 
do well. Good luck in the future to a great 
Brother Rat, one whom his Brother Rats will 
never forget. 


Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 

Michael John Iwanik 


Biology. Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Wrestling, Dean's 
List, VAS, Glee Club. Timmins Music Society. 

What's your name Rat? This question was 
always asked of Mike during his Rat year and 
the answer he always gave was I-wan-ik-k-k-k! 
That was the beginning of an illustrious cadet- 
ship but such a beginning soon came to an end. 

A private for 4 years, grub with long hair — 
these are the marks of many 1st Class privates. 
Mike had his own qualities which made him 
distinct among them. 

He started out to be studious, quiet, unassum- 
ing and bewildered. Soon he ran afoul of 
Demon Rum, Women, and song (not classical). 
But Mike's one true love always helped him the 
morning after the night before — the coffee cup 
and the coffee in it that he was never without 
in his cadetship. 

We wish him only the best of luck in the 
future and hope he enjoys driving his 327 ci. 


Annandale. Virginia 

Joseph Edgar Jenkins, III 

"Joe" "Stein" 

History. Infantry, Cpl.. Sgt., Capt.. Rat Rifle 
Team, Intramurals. Distinguished Military Stu- 
dent. Dean's List. CADET Staff, Scuba Club, 
AFC. Ski Club, Soccer. Ghetto. 

A virtual storehouse of activity lies dormant 
through the night, zzzzzzzzz. The VMI bugle 
calls rip out their message in the crisp morning 
air and "Ole Joe" hops out of bed, calls the 
world to attention, and prepares to face a new 
day with the optimism of a man without a worry 
in the world. 

Joe emerged from the rat-line with a good 
academic average, excellent attitude, and a 
great first-ranking corporal position in F Com- 
pany. He worked diligently his third class 
year. Books, women, and good friendships were 
his major interests, although not necessarily 
in that order. "Jo-|o" moved into his Second 
Class year, with the same admirable qualities 
accompanied by a first ranking sergeant's posi- 
tion. This was the man's year — skiing on the 
slopes of Virginia, a brief reacquaintance with 
a friend from Sem and an unending chain of 
trials and tribulations with his dyke. "Boomie." 
Our man continued to march and parade 
through Finals as F Company Commander. 
Never looking over his shoulder, Joe stormed 
summer camp and came out number one again. 

Fort Bragg. North Carolina 


Columbia. South Carolina 

Albert Sidney Johnson, III 

Civil Engineering, Artillery. Cpl., Pvt., ASCI-:. 
Ring Figure Magazine. Religious Council, 
Ghetto, RDC, Cheerleader, Hop & Floor Com- 
mittee, Inlramurals Supervisor. Fire Fighter. 

Al was always destined for the Ghetto; it 
merely look a period of apprenticeship to find 
the true "grub" within. Fortunately, the time 
spent with the F Troop corner clowns and the 
idiots of 331 battle-hardened Al so thai he was 
able quickly to assume all the rights and 
privileges of the true Ghetto veteran. 

Al is attending VMI under the CE Dept's 
noted 4 1 : year plan. To his credit, he resisted 
all temptation to become an LA (chiefly be- 
cause he couldn't spell History on the drop-add 
form]. There is even an "eager" employer wait- 
ing for Al next December — the U. S. Army. 

But Al's friendship was the best part of these 
years. He'd take the time to talk about troubles, 
plans, BS about girls, or just gripe about VMI. 
If you must take a measure of Al Johnson, do so 
by the warm smile with which everyone greets 
him. He's a truly remarkable guy — and it's 
been our privilege to know him. 

George Anthony Jones, Jr. 


Historv. Armor. Pvt., Sgt., Dean's List, Tanker 
Platoon,' IRC. French Club. VRC. English- 
Speaking Union, Civil War Roundtable. 

Big George is an officer and a gentleman. 
"Stonewall and I rode together," he will tell 
you. and truly, the Class of '70 must believe 
him. Every semester the "Gretna Flash" has 
taken his four Dean's List days and ridden up 
and down the valley cursing "30 lashes to the 
yankee invaders!" George will leave knowing 
full well that the enemy has been whipped. 

A varied career is waiting for George when 
he makes the break. Law school, the Army, a 
trip to wonderful Detroit during the Greek 
holidays, and an Olympics with the "oak" 
seem to be the only certainties. To be sure, 
though, as George takes that first sojourn down 
the Old Plank Road, success will follow him. 
He has earned it. "Strike the tent!" 


Gretna. Virginia 


Chatham. Mew |ersey 

Randolph Bryan Jones 


History. Artillery. Pvt.. Rugby. Rat Track. 
Rat Basketball, Distinguished Military Student. 
Dean's List. French Club. Bridge Club. Posit 
Committee, BOMB Staff-Circulation Editor. 
Class Social Committee-Chairman. Ski Club. 
Ring Figure Committee-Co-Chairman. Hop & 
Floor Committee. Student Union, Class Finance 
Committee, Spirit Committee. 

"And then along came Jones . . ." Randy chose 
VMI for some ungodly reason for his four-year 
vacation in the realm of education. Although 
he found the Institute somewhat to his dislike, 
he made life here as easy as possible: he was 
called the civilian at VMI. Even in his rat year. 
Randy was having dates when no one else in 
the class would dare. This held true throughout 
his cadetship. and it may be said of Randy thai 

he has had more different dates than anj 

else in the Corps. Randy was a true parly man 
There wasn't a Pine Room or Zollman's Parly 
that he missed. Give him a girl, a bottle (or a 
trash can), a party (quiet or wild), or a swim- 
ming hole and he was happy. 

No one could find a friend who would do the 
impossible for you the wa\ Rand j seemed to 
a true Brother Rat. 


Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Tappey Hughes Jones 

"Skizz" "Daffy" 

Chemistry, Air Force, Pvt.. Rat Cross Country. 
Rat Indoor & Outdoor Track, Varsity Indoor & 
Outdoor Track, Distinguished Academic Stu- 
dent, Dean's List, ACS, Sounding Brass— Edi- 
tor, Publications Board. 

Whether it be in athletics, academics, or 
social life, Tappey has steadily risen from 
early oblivion to present glory. More than one 
of us has ogled in admiration and envy as he 
escorted his date into [. M. Hall on a Sunday- 

But despite all his successes, Tappey has 
maintained an integrity and close identifica- 
tion with his friends. We who know him best, 
have found an intense personality and a true 


Clayton, North Carolina 

Wayland Diehl Jones 


History, Armor, Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. Distinguished 
Military Student. Dean's List. BOMB Staff, 
CADET Staff. Wesley Foundation, Hop & 
Floor Committee, Fire Fighters, Scouters Club, 
YRC, Tanker Platoon. Library Assistant. Class 
Study Committee, Tweet. 

In our four year VMI gauntlet, few cadets 
have breezed through so calmly or gathered 
as many plus factors as Diehl. Every morning 
you could count on seeing one smiling face 
amid 1100 glum ones. His academic accelera- 
tion this past year propelled the entire First 
Battalion staff into straight Dean's List; his 
proficiency as the Battalion's supply officer 
and cadet-in-general seemed, at times, hardly 
compatible to the warmth of concern, consid- 
eration, and savoir-faire Diehl displayed as a 
Brother Rat. If this past year has seen a new 
image for the Cadet "Ranker." then this is 
just what he symbolizes. Somehow, through 
some secret knack he has synthesized the var- 
ious epithets — responsibility, dependability, 
individuality, and friendship — into a true 
meaning of the proberbial "Brother Rat." 
Whatever Diehl tackles beyond VMI will 
undoubtedly be done with the same flair that 
has distinguished him so well in the past. 


Virginia Beach, Virginia 

John Richard Jordan 

"Igor" "Blowfish" "Monkey Man" 

Civil Engineering, Artillery, Cpl, Pvt.. Rat 
Wrestling. Intramurals, Distinguished Military 
Student. ASCE-Executive Board. Fire Fighters. 
Intramural Official, Artillery FTX Committee. 
Dean's List. 

The sole survivor of those "490" rats. "Mon- 
key Man" somehow managed to persevere 
four long character-building years (and two 
brief summer visits) at VMI, despite the CE 
Department. His third class year, he made a 
go of the ranker world. However, one year of 
that showed him that he didn't belong in that 
group, as he was a Brother Rat first, a CE sec- 
ond, and a ranker last. In addition, he became 
known as the foremost authority on after-taps 
zoo calls with the names "Igor" and "Monkey 
Man" arising from his unique ability. Many a 
night the O. C. searched fruitlessly for the 
source of the zoo's famed "Monkey Mating 
Call." He survived the "Tempest," grew out 
of "Much Ado About Nothing," and laid aside 
a pleasent memory of "A Midsummer Night's 
Dream." In conclusion, he leaves the Institute 
a much older and wiser man which proves 
"All's Well That End's Well." 


Camp Hill. Pennsylvania 

David Richard Keller 

"Fat Rat" 

History. Infantry. Pvt., Rat Tennis, Varsity 
Tennis.' FIP, PSS, Member of Snake Pit. 

; "Damn, Rat. do you plan to roll through the 
lext four years?" With that statement started 
a kaleidoscopic career of self-deflation on a 
Freudian scale. 

j While engaged in the battle of the bulge, 
"Fat Rat" endeavored to lose weight by work- 
«ng up a sweat in "the Snake Pit" and "Hell's 
Half Acre" with the other health-nuts in the 
Northside Gang. 

1 During his third class year, Fat Rat took 
part in the Zoo Grunderball Tournament in 
which he and "Ace" proceeded to crush 
i'Squat" and "Iceman." Having become the 
first champions in Grunderball history, they 
retired in regal splendor, 

| Never one to go half-way however, Dave 
also became a star intramural football player, 
averaging five touchdown passes per game. 
Also, using his high school experience, he 
became feared over the entire length of the 
basketball courts in Cocke Hall. 

Those of us who roomed with him can give 
ia 11 comers an apt description of what it's like 
to live through a nightly sonic boom. Dave, 
you'll have to marry a deaf-mute. 


Alexandria, Virginia 

John Hunter Kern 


English. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt., Guidon, Rat Cross 
Country. Rat Wrestling, Rat Track. Varsity 
Wrestling, Distinguished Military Student, 
BOMB Staff— Chief Photographer, No. One 
Club. Scouters Club. Food Committee. YRC, 
CADET Staff— Chief Photographer. 

VMI is no longer merely a name to me. I 
have spent my best and my worst times here, 
which have brought me to both love and hate 
the Institute. I have watched blind and sense- 
less officers unknowingly try to ruin the Insti- 
tute, watching with the helpless rage that only 
a cadet can feel. VMI must change, but with 
no loss of tradition or of its goals. I have 
learned and have had demonstrated to me 
that there can be no substitute for honor and 
personal integrity. There is no excuse for dis- 
honor and corruption. The VMI that I know 
and have tried to live is good, and I am proud 
to say, "I am a VMI graduate — a VMI man." 

Salem. Virginia 

Gregory Scott Kinsey 


English, Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Swimming. 
French Club-Vice-President. Cheerleader. Ski 
Club, Scuba Club, Hop & Floor Committee. 
Alvin-Dennis Representative. Class Party 
Committee, 4-F Club. 

Scott Kinsey is not a man to stand back in 
the crowd; you can always find him in the 
front— right next to the bandstand. From the 
class party committee, to cheerleading. to fre- 
quenting local girls' schools. Scooter was 
never one to merely take things as they come. 
His quick wit and smile, in combination with 
his outstanding military appearance and bear- 
ing, earned for him the distinct privilege of 
being one of A Company's finest "fellers" and 
worst soldiers. 

Even Scott's impressive list of extracurricu- 
lar activities belie what he was really up to 
for four years at the Institute. From selling 
clothes and insurance to a variety of necessar- 
ily less conspicious commodities, he always 
seemed to smell out a way to make a quick 
buck and an even quicker way to spend it. 

Donald Bruce Kirchner 

"Broadway" "Cousin Brucie" 

English, Armor, Cpl., Pvt., Lt., Dean's List. 
Civil War Roundtable. English Society, BOMB 
Staff, Fire Fighters, Commanders, Concert 
Band-Vice President, Brass Choir, Distin- 
guished Academic Student. 

Bruce wanted to be a Biology major, but he 
let Col. Dillard talk him into switching to En- 
glish — "a man's curriculum" — because it would 
make it easier to get into Med. school. Col. 
Dillard also told Bruce that the class leader 
would come from his section. He took this to 
heart, moving from last ranking corporal to last 
ranking lieutenant. 

Although academic pursuits consume the 
major portion of his time, "Broadway" always 
stops to help a BR who wants some hand writ- 
ing analyzsed. or who wants to know how to 
impress a girl. Following a Beaver Falls tradi- 
tion, Bruce is one of Band Co.'s finest athletes. 
He is captain of the Band Basketball team, and 
starting catcher for the world famous Band 

As lead singer and hot trombonist for the 
"Rambling Keydets." Bruce has long emulated 
Clarence "Frogman" Williams and gets a lot 
of pleasure playing with the band. 

He is never satisfied to be #2, and, with his 
penchant for learning, is bound to do well. 


Beaver Falls. Pennsvlvania 

Alfred Evans Kirk 

Biologv. Pvt.. Rat Track, Varsitv Track, VAS, 

Al . . . good old Wishy-Washy— " you know 
when I came to VMI three things happened to 
me — I dropped a girl I dated for 2 V: years, my 
9 year old dog died, and my father sold my car." 
Since then Al has never really recovered from 
the shock of his Rat year. "Hey, quick, tell me 
something about this Jamestown." Mr. Patter- 
son's tree and spring vacation resulted in one 
broken arm, 5 broken ribs, and a sprained 
ankle . . . weird Rich's perpetual hay setting 
machine, the never, never ending Battle of 
Bouie's Creek . . . having full class privileges 
and failing to take a weekend . . ." Dissected 
that cat yet, Al?" ... a man who hates teachers 
can't be all bad . . . KA — word of nonor . . . 
Koko . . . Summer at the beach as a lifeguard . . . 
The one thing Al can't say is that nothing ever 
happened to him, as he found out that being 
a doctor was not the way of life for him. but 
maybe he had better get back to the compara- 
tive lab. 

Richard Holmes Knight, Jr. 

English. Armor, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Indoor & 
Outdoor Track, Distinguished Military Student, 
Dean's List. English-Speaking LInion, English 
Society, Ring Figure Magazine-Business Man- 
ager, CADET-Advertising Manager-Circulation 
Manager, YRC-President, YAF — 10th District 

Descending from a long line of West Pointers 
and Annapolis midshipmen. Dick decided to 
go to VMI at an early age. Believing that VMI 
is the best military school in the Confederate 
States of America and the world, he has never 
regretted the decision. 

Immersing himself in academics and extra- 
curricular activities, the battalion "oak" soon 
began to spend much of his time on his first 
love — politics. A charter member. Dick helped 
to build the Young Republicans into VMI's 
most active and largest organization, and was 
unanimously elected to its presidency his First 
Class year. 

Never one to be a dull boy, Dick kept the 
road to Sweet Briar and Vanderbilt sizzling. 
It wasn't that he had two ladies in waiting, but 
more because Linda kept transferring schools. 

After graduation, a stint in the Army and law 
school await Dick. Somewhere in-between he 
would like to settle down in Richmond so that 
he and Linda can beat "Durv" and Barbara at 
bridge every Saturday night. 


Gloucester. Virginia 


Virginia Beach. Virginia 


Richmond, Virginia 


Falls Church. Virginia 

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Cranford, New Jersey 

Peter Irving Channing Knowles 

Civil Engineering, Artillery, Cpl„ Pvt., Ral 
Wrestling. Varsitv Wrestling, Distinguished 
Military Student. ASCE. BOMB Staff, CADET 
Staff, Dean's List Cadet Union, Hot Wheels As- 
sociation-Vice President. 

Always moving, always smiling, and always 
with a question — that's Fidget. Peter will for- 
ever be remembered as an individual who 
preferred Brantley and the beach to VMI. and 
someone who would rather have a beer in his 
hand than a textbook. Peter, however, did not 
only concern himself with having good limes; 
he diligently applied himself to the academic 
and military aspects of VMI in between his 
weekends at Johnny's or in Richmond. He 
soared to the peak of corporal his third class 
year, and after such a high military post he 
could only move on to the exalted rank of Pri- 
vate 1st Class. Besides excelling in the mil- 
itary aspects of VMI, Peter also made his mark 
on the wrestling team and in the hallowed halls 
of N.E.B. 

We wish you good luck in whatever your 
future endeavors may be. and whatever they 
may be, we know that you will always have a 
good time. 

Jerry Gale Kuehn 


Biology, Infantry, Cpl.. Pvt., Rat Cross Coun- 
try, IRC. Bowling Team-President, Sky Diving 
Club, Northern Virginia Club. 

Jerry came to VMI with the true ambition of 
making the military his career. Today, four 
years later, this ambition has completely 
changed to one of "Two years and then 1**11 get 
the heck out." 

While at VMI. Jerry has excelled in many of 
the finer aspects of life: Zollman's. summer 
school. Pine Room, summer school, TV room, 
and once again, summer school (this poor kid 
just loves school, or let's say VMI, too much). 

If any one year could be cherished by Jerry, 
it would probably be his third class year. That 
was the year he met Linda: as a result VMI 
became a little more enjoyable. 

The future holds the Army, marriage, and 
eventuallv, a well deserved civilian life. Good 
luck. BR! ' 

Glenn Joseph Kuntz 


Biology. Armor, Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. XO Regimental 
Band. Intramurals. Distinguished Military Stu- 
dent, VAS, AFC. Relgious Council-Vice Presi- 
dent, Scouters Club. YAF, Ring Committee, 
Band Co. Sultans. Commanders. Tanker Pla- 
toon. Armor FTX Committee, Northern Virginia 

Glenn came to VMI with visions of six 
chevrons and stars. Well, he finally got the six 
chevrons (if you count both sleeves), but the 
stars are still in his eyes. Glenn's mystique has 
allowed him lo amass a laundry list of love. 
Women weren't a necessity — jusl another 
episode in his cadetship. His assertion (hat 
"there are too many fish in the sea" is a linger- 
ing truth that many of our Brother Rals have 

Being Band Company XO. Glenn has in- 
herited what we affectionately call the "Fink 
Legacy." bul his confident, firm, and respon- 
sible manner has gained the respect of man) 
Knowing this, we can be sure that when the 
"Glider" soul-walks OUl the arch to collect 
those overdue years of partying, the world will 
pay off wilh a jackpol of success and happiness, 
Every now and then we meet thai kind of man: 
here he comes again and now he's gone. 


Richmond. Virginia 

Raymond Hunler Lanier, Jr. 

Mathematics. Air Force. Pvt.. Lt.. Drum Majo 
Distinguished Aerospace Student. SPS. Frenc 
Club. Fencing Club. Fire Fighters. FIP. Tin 
mins Music Society. Commanders. Conce 
Band. YAF-Chairman. 

Chips was late for Cadre, and has spent mo 
of his time at XAII trying to catch up with wh, 
he missed. He seemed to be doing fairly we 
until his Third Class year when he got hit in th, 
head with a cinderblock at Southern Seminar 
Now he's trying to catch up again because, i\ 
a math major, he slept away half his life i 
the afternoons. Chips, alias "Mother." has bee 
a good man to have around. He seems to hav 
an uncanny ability to concern himself with th 
welfare of the Western world. With a 99 scor 
in "Xurturance" on a psychology test, one ca' 
see why he has been called the "Regiment;' 

Chips has been a tank salvage man for thl 
Army, a member of Richmond's world famou 
rescue squad, and a store policeman, as weii 
as being Santa Claus over Christmas. He haS 
had his hands full his senior year at VMI as thl 
Regimental Drum Major, and has done an ach 
mirable job. 

Alexandria. Virginia 

Carlyle Martin Lash 
"Chad" "Whip" 

History. Armor. Pvt.. Newman Club-Tre<j 
surer. Intramurals. Rifle Team. Glee ChiY, 
Highlanders. Tanker Platoon. ESU Ballad Pre', 
sentation. Commanders. Ghetto. Hop Weeken : 
Staff Study. High Priest of Apollo (1). 

Can a man be described as an out-stretche' 
hand or an outlet for pent-up emotions? Cha- 
is an artist, one who feels life to its depths an 
searches the dark corners in which peopl, 
unconsciously hide from themselves. To watcj 
him sing "Jet Plane" and see the traces of tear! 
down his strained face might better show hi; 
sensitivity to the emotions of others. He posj 
sesses a strength which draws out the trui, 
character of an individual no matter hov ; 
cloaked in false images the person may be{ 

With the right breaks. Chad is headed for th', 
spotlights. But as VMI's latest Burt Bacharac!. 
rides away on his "hog", the best wishes of aK 
his Brother Rats and admirers will go with him,' 

"I am a part of all that I have met: Yet 
experience is an arch where through gleam, 
that untraveled world whose margin fadei 
forever and forever when I move." 

Tennvson "Ulvsses' 

Portsmouth. Virginia 

David Allan LawTence 

Civil Engineering. Air Force. Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.| 
Distinguished Aerospace Student. Dean's List 
ASCE. CADET Staff. BOMB Staff. Hop & Flooii 
Committee- President. Cadet Union-Sociai 
Chairman. Ring Figure Committee-Chairman 
Ski Club-Secretary. Homecoming Chairman^ 
Tidewater Club. Cadet Assistant CE Dept. 
Cadet Librarian. AF — FTX Staff. Ghetto. 

A new residence, a new name, a new view or 
communal living. "BigAl" turned the corner a j 
Sallyport, stormed Old Barracks and planted 
his stripes solidly in the middle of the "Ghetto" 
Dave bridged the two sections by bringing th^ 
best of each together. 

The pop corn orgies, the late nights, hayroll; 
football, and overall leisurely life helped 
achieve the balance in Dave's decision to move 
into the "Ghetto" and "grub it" for a year. He 
is one of those responsible few who rise to 
leadership positions in all they undertake — j 
military, academics, and social. 

Dave's most remarkable feat has been hisl 
ability to organize over 15 dances and never | 
have a single date for one of them (well, you i 
can't be a leader in every field. Big Al|. Try as; 
we might, the "Ghetto" just can't corrupt Dave, 
but we wouldn't want it anv other way. 

Albert Hartley Leu, Jr. 


History. Infantry, Cpl.. Pvt., Sgt., Rat Wres- 
tling. Varsitv Wrestling. Distinguished Military 
Student. CADET Staff-Feature Editor-Consult- 
ing Editor. AFC. Ring Figure Magazine Staff, 
Four Year Army ROTC Scholarship. 

Who would have thought that the kid from 
Quakertown would win out over all those 
"red-necks and grits?" His rat year was un- 
eventful until his talent with lighter fluid and 
matches earned him the name "Torch" and the 
penally 10-3-15. Academics were never a prob- 
lem to Al. He had "sophomore slump" as a 
third. "Ring Figure Daze" as a second, and now 
he's got "Senioritis." but Al has accomplished 
a lot at VMI. He got his miniature back — after 
six months — and he's got one of barracks' 
largest comic book collections. 

Thanks to his Army scholarship. Al has been 
an MS major for four years, and he's one of 
the few men in the class still looking forward 
to being in the Army. He's always played the 
game, figuring. "If you've paid your money, 
you migbt as well go along for the ride." 

When he gets out. Al will probably go on ac- 
complishing things in the same quiet, un- 
spectacular way he has at VMI. What more 
can vou ask? 


Quakertown, New Jersey 

Thomas Joseph Love, Jr. 


Chemistry, Infantry, Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Wres- 
tling. Varsity Wrestling. Intramurals. Gym- 
nastics. Distinguished Military Student. Dean's 
List. Wesley Foundation. ACS-Sec.-Treas.. 
President, Rangers. Fire Fighters. AFC. YRC. 
YAF, Civil War Roundtable, Astronomy Club. 

Few people come to VMI who innately have 
the desire for such strict adherence to the 
system. Tom has been rewarded for this in 
many ways — military, academic, and extra- 

One of the highlights of his academic career 
was his famous "flying eraser" experiment in 
which the tensile strength of glass was mea- 
sured. This won for him the honor of being one 
of the few chemistry majors to be restricted 
from Maury-Brooke Hall for a semester. 

In sports. Tom had a unique interest in foot- 
ball, especially the length of the players' hair. 

In fact, we might say there was only one 
aspect of his cadetship in which Tom was slow 
developing — his Southern love life. The scene 
looked bleak until his first class year. 

We will remember Tom as one who upheld 
the highest traditions and standards of the 
Corps. He is one of the products of VMI who 
has really had his character built and we are 
proud to have a character like Tom for our 
Brother Rat. 

John Frederick Ludt, IV 


Biology. Artillery, Pvt., Lt., Rat Football. Rat 
Track. Varsity Football. Intramural Volleyball. 
Library Assistant. B Company Representative. 

After one year's membership at the Military 
Country Club of Virginia — the Staunton 
branch — the "Carlisle Indian" decided to slow 

| down his social pace by enrolling at VMI. al- 
though he never expected it to come to a halt. 
His hair, his girl, and his identity were left 
behind, but under his arm he carried a football, 
and with him came the determination to do 
well in all endeavors. His sophomore year 
John won a starting position on that tremendous 
team that upended Tech on Thanksgiving Day, 
1967. Dividing his time between football and 
academics, he met the demanding Biology sche- 
dule with success. After "grubbing" it as a 
"plain sleevesman" for three years, he finally 
became a "Stripester" when he was promoted 

' to the last ranking lieutenant in the Corps. It's 
amazing that "Stumpy" has made it this far 
(since he takes shorter steps than anyone here) 
and is constantly trying to find a pair of pants 
short enough for him. 


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 


Carlisle. Pennsylvania 


Portsmouth. Virginia 


Chamblee, Georgia 


Singers Glen. Virginia 

Jeffrey Allyn Lyon 

Chemistry. Artillery 

Cpl.. Pvt. ACS, 1 Came 

Jeff and the 'good life' have always gone hand 
in hand. Even when the Chemistry Department 
work load was piled at maximum height. Jeff 
somehow found the resourcefulness to keep a 
sense of jocularity. Maybe the source of his 
joy has been all that good female stuff he's kept 
changing from time to time — and every one 
was a great romance. A term with rank his 
third class year convinced Jeff that it wasn't his 
thing, but he's always been anxious to take on 
the responsibility gratefully given him. 

This past year has found Jeffrey a daredevil 
skier as well as the C.I.'s friendliest tavern 
keeper. Whatever his future, it's bound to be 
filled with warmth, laughter, and all kinds of 
crazy femmes — it just kind of makes us wish 
we could all be there. 

Jack Roy Mace, Jr. 


Biologv, Artillery. Pvt.. Lt.. Commanders, 
Band Sultans. RDC.' 

Here comes Jackson — the horniest man in the 
band. Our hero entered barracks with lieuten- 
ant stripes on his mind. 

His rat year was highlighted by swimming 
lessons courtesy of P-M and a pocketfull of 
academic honors that got him into summer 
school. He hit full stride his third class year 
with the inimitable Opening's passout, acquisi- 
tion of one, cold-storage DD, and grunderball 
with Fat Rat and Squat. 

As a second, the DD was repalced by the AA. 
and Chicken Hawk joined the nest. With firm 
resolve the pool cue was traded for books, and 
the rise of jack Roy. |r., was insured. 

His first class year Peyton cut the Gordian 
knot and replaced it with a brass ring and a 
leash, and our perennial private became a 
lieutenant. But our hero is no easy rider; upon 
graduation lingers the hope of med school and 
the tie that binds. Somehow he'll make it — then, 
of course, he always did. 

Burt Cameron MacKenzie, HI 


Civil Engineering. Artillery, Pvt.. Rat Track, 
ASCE. Beefo, Cadet Battery. ' 

Whether you call him Burt. Mac. or hey 
you!— everyone who has had the good furtune 
to know Burt MacKenzie has found him easy 
to like. 

A typical view of Burt would be one of him 
shuffling down the stoop at an easy gait, with 
his hat pushed comfortably to the back of his 
head, revealing, to the dismay of some parties 
in high places, a rather thick example of a 
flattop haircut. 

That weapon in his hand is most likely a 
slide-rule, without which Burt would be lost. 
The rather insincere attempt to adapt to the 
military in no way reflects the sincerity that 
Burl employs with others. This quality of 
Burt's nature, which allows him to be generally 
interested in people, is returned. So Burt shall 
leave VMI a Brother Rat and a memory, and 
we must leave him with our desire that he be 
granted an abundance of happiness and suc- 
cess for the future. 

Louisa. Viginia 


Norfolk, Virginia 


Richmond, Virginia 

James Russell Marshall 


Civil Engineering, Air Force. Cpl.. Sgl.. Pvt., 
Rat Swimming. ASCE. Museum Assistant, Fire 
Fighters, Rat Tutor. 

As Russ climbed the hill of Science that first 
time in September, he didn't know exactly 
into what he was getting, but then you wonder 
if anybody realy does. He adjusted to the mil- 
itary life and had few problems, or so it seemed. 
Somewhere along the way he discovered that 
academics do indeed play a part in the system. 
After four years and three summer school 
sessions the end is finally in sight for him. 

It has taken a while for the potential in Russ 
to come out. but the Louisa County native has 
seen the light. In spite of keeping tabs on his 
father's egg prices for four years, he has be- 
come a budding engineer. 

The Air Force stands ahead of him, and then 
a career in engineering. We know we'll see him 
back at VM1. Good luck, Russ. 

Thomas Collings Massey 

English, AIP, English Society. CADET Staff. 
Tidewater Club, Soccer Club. 

Tom is one of the very few members of the 
Corps to make it through VMI successfully, 
unscathed and unchanged. He has never been 
overly concerned with the "bones" and there- 
fore, went about his way, regardless of the 
Institute, serving only a few weeks confinement 
his Rat year. Grades disturbed him so much 
that he spent most of his evening watching TV 
and shooting pool. Even so. he is now cruising 
easily toward graduation. Tom's interest has 
not been monopolized by one single girl, so 
he has not had the usual problems associated 
with cadets and girls. When he needs or wants 
female companionship, he gets it. 

Most of all. Tom hasn't lost his open-minded- 
ness and liberal views in this highly conserva- 
tive atmosphere. He readily recognizes both 
sides of problems that arise, and therefore, 
has been able to remain friendly with either 
side of opposing groups. Tom's future is un- 
certain at the moment, but once he decides 
what facet of life he wishes to conquer, there 
is nothing which can keep him from his goal. 

James Oscar Mawyer 

"Jimbo" "Doc" 

Civil Engineering. Armor. Cpl.. Pvt.. Sgt.. 
Distinguished Military Student. ASCE. Red- 
skins Fan. YRC. AFC. Tanker Platoon. 

"Jim" has to be synonymous with "persis- 
tence." Being a diehard "Skins" and VMI foot- 
ball fan. he has been disappointed often. 
Catching great deals from the CE Department 
by way of Fly Face and HoHo. he has. at a 
cost of four years of summer school, still man- 
aged to survive. Times have changed for the 
better. The "Skins" are winning, graduation 
approaches, and with that, goodbye to VMI. 
]im has made his mark: being a ranker without 
really trying, DMS at summer camp, and find- 
ing places to sit in the mess hall for B Com- 
pany's tableless. With his quiet determination, 
good humor, and personalitv. [im is sure to go 

Steven James McAuliffe 


English. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt, Pvt., Rat Cross 
Country. Distinguished Military Student. 
Dean's List. CADET Staff. English Society, Tim- 
mins Music Society, AFC, IRC, Malcontent 
Club-Vice President. 

In view of his record setting number of so- 
journs to the RDC and his boarding in the 
fourth stoop Pig-pen. who could have suspected 
that this pudgy Mass. malcontent would be a 
cadet Sgt. and Army scholarship cadet by his 
2nd class year, a delegate to West Point, and 
an Honors Student by his 1st class year? Part- 
time hippie and English major par excellence, 
Steve dedicated his later years to mastering 
the subtle arts of pseudo-intellectualism so 
necessary to his avocation of barracks lawyer 
and his tireless efforts to circumvent and un- 
dermine the discipline of the VMI System. 
Falling prey, temporarily, to the seductions 
of rank, Steve has chosen to reaffirm the high 
standards of non-conformity set his rat year by 
ending his military career as a private. A par- 
ticipant of both the ill-fated Alger Rapid Tran- 
sit Service to DC and the '68 REL Hotel mass- 
acre. Steve's trademarks include: the 15 page 
overnight term paper, a slightly sarcastic sense 
of humor, and "subersive" glasses. His future: 
CHRISTA (at last!). Steve is an individual and 
will go all the way — his own way. 

Robert Leonard McClure 

"Leonard" "Lenny" "Leo" 

English. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt., Honor Court- 
Prosecutor, Dean's List, Class Finance Com- 
mittee-Co-Chairman, Hop & Floor Committee, 
PIC, Cadet Battery. Gymnastics Club, YRC, 

Let a man create a poem of life That whispers 
sturdy themes of quality and exposes, line by 
line, without fanfare, and humble individuality. 
Let him establish in his consciousness a temple 
to the sanctity of self and truth. There, in that 
precious place, he may design a soul that's 
sensitive, and grows with all the tricks and 
sins of youth, the books and pens, and friends 
that go, and lead astray. Life fills up. The 
ledger's steady columns will be, at least, ac- 
counted. Let the total read poem, poem, poem, 
and let the people read. 

Leonard's four years of searching soul and 
library have paid off. Most students "find" 
themselves. Leonard is finishing his own crea- 
tion, and his care-free cronies are discovering 
that the boy who frequently led the proceed- 
ings at various college capers has another way 
to show them. Those that understand now that 
an excellent example may be set very quietly 
will benefit by reassessing their friendships 
with Leonard. 

John Claybome McLemore 


English. Armor. Cpl.. Staff Sgt.. Rat Rifle. 
Varsity Rifle. Distinguished Military Student, 
English-Speaking Union. CADET-Feature 
Editor-Managing Editor, Ring Figure Magazine- 
Copy Editor, Handbook for Entering Cadets-Co 
Editor, Religious Council, Publications Board- 
Chairman, Fire Fighters. Clark King Commit- 
tee-Editor 1969 ROTC Review. 

Newspaperman, ranker, marksman, athlete, 
bon Vivanl — what more can be said about 
John? Try Smack Rat. But anyway, throughout 
his cadetship John has been applying his tal- 
ents toward his chosen goal — graduation. Orig- 
inally an English major, he has since switched 
to the study of Bones and Teeth. 

A man of definite, if limited, views, he knows 
exactly what he wants: to be the first Brother 
Rat of 1970 to make a million dollars. How is 
he going to do it? — anyway he can. 

Though most of his plans after the Green 
Machine are up in the air. he has already opted 
for the aisle, and then to work protecting man- 
agement. Workers of the world — beware! 


Ashland. Massachusetts 


Richmond, Virginia 


Nashville, Tennessee 

Donald Edward McQueen 


Economics, Armor. Pvl.. Ral Wrestling, New- 
man Club, AFC, YRC, Deep South Club, Civil 
War Roundtable, 3M Corporation. Intramural 

"Land of the free and home of the Braves." 
That's where Don's from. Don came to VMI 
with the intention of becoming the Renaissance 
man. VMI offered both academics and the 
splendor of the military life. However, these 
goals soon became secondary. Happiness is 
going through the rigors of VMI with vour girl 
just down the block. We will always remember 
Don for his self-imposed sleep labs, sexy cal- 
endars of events, letter-writing, laugh, smile, 
and his tolerance for the Department of Eco- 
nomics. But most of all. we will remember him 
for his unselfishness toward his Brother Rats. 
Don. may the future hold nothing but happiness 
for vou. 

Atlanta, Georgia 

Charles E. Davidson Meybin 

Economics, Infantry, Pvt., Rat Soccer. Rat 
Baseball, Rat Track, Varsitv Soccer— Co-Cap- 
tain, Bridge Club, Ski Club, Pittsburgh Club, 
YRC. 3M Corp. 

Throughout his four years at the Institute, 
Charlie has looked for a quick and easv way 
through the VMI system. 

He never knowingly found the short cut that 
so many before him tried to find, but in his 
search he gained a thorough knowledge of 
economics, a first string position and later the 
title of co-captain of the soccer team, and a 
wealth of friendships. All those who have ever 
come in contact with Charlie, however, realize 
that he has gained that Golden Passage through 
VMI with his ability to live life to the fullest, 
enjoying every moment of it. and making the 
most of a situation. 

We all know that these three attributes will 
make him a success no matter where he goes. 

Good luck in everything. 


Sewickley, Pennsvlvania 

David Lewis Miller 

"Eddie" "Haskell" 

Economics, Air Force, Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Dean's 
List, Who's Who, Honor Court. Finance Com- 
mittee-Chairman, BOMB Staff-Advertising 
Manager. CADET Staff, Hop & Floor Commit- 
tee, Library Assistant. 

After sliding through the first three years 
relatively unheralded, Dave blossomed and our 
first class year he became famous — not only 
did he make the Honor Court and Who's Who 
in American Colleges and Universities, but he 
won the nickname of that T.V. menace of the 
Leave It to Beaver show: the polite, consi- 
derate, backstabbing Eddie Haskell. You would 
think Dave was on the football team, for he 
made all of the good trips, yet he never donned 
a uniform. While acting as "press agent" and 
carrying pen and paper for the CADET, he still 
managed to enjoy life to the fullest. Even with 
a steel mill, coal-cracking background, he has 
aspirations of making ii through graduate 
school and obtaining a taste of real college life. 


Bethel Park, Pennsvlvania 


Roanoke. Virginia 

William Lee Moon 


History. Artillery. Pvt.. Rat Football. Varsity 
Football. Monogram Club. Ghetto Basketball. 

Lee Moon spent his first day at VMI sitting 
on the second stoop rail thinking how lucky 
the Institute was to have him. and wondering 
how much of a damper the short hair would 
put on his love life. 

N'umerous classic events highlighted Lee's 
cadetship. One of his most memorable was his 
40-yard snap from center in the 1967 W&M 
game (a Southern Conference record]. An- 
other was his world's record drive from Roan- 
oke to Lexington and back to Roanoke. 104 
miles in 57 minutes. 

Il would be impossible to tag a nickname to 
Lee because no one word could describe him. 
Some of the many that would come close are: 
"Rubber Man." "0.|." (for his speed and fool- 
ball dominance]. "Ham-bone." "Christmas 
Carol." and "WORM" |\Vorm is the reference 
to the one person that has humbled the gianl|. 
Lee spent his junior year equally divided be- 
tween his hay, the PX, and the phone booth. 
Everyone was happy: Carol was happy. AT&T 
was happy, and so was Red Turner. 

Robert Earl Moore, Jr. 


Chemistry. Artillery. Cpl., Pvt., Fencing Club, 
Distinguished Academic Student, Dean's List, 
ACS. Religious Council-Treasurer. Lutheran 

For one who was the least expected to ever 
attend a military school. Bob has come a long 
way. From the beginning of his Rat year, he 
began to show the diligence of a dedicated 
scholar. Through hard work he has become 
one of the top men in his curriculum, and will 
certainly do well in his future years of study. 

Aside from this, however. Bob has had 
quite an attraction for members of the oppos- 
ite sex. Being probably the only cadet to 
"shoot. down" a girl before Christmas of his 
Rat year. Bob has had numerous other asso- 
ciations in search of the "perfect girl." 

It is not certain what the future holds for 
Bob. but one can rest assured that it will be 
quite interesting for one who has had VMI as 
a past experience. 


Portsmouth. Virginia 


Fairfax. Virginia 

Thomas Fairfax Morehouse, III 


Economics. Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Wrestling. Var- 
sity Wrestling. BOMB Staff-Layout Editor, 
Lutheran Club. Ring Figure Committee. Ama- 
teur Radio Club-Sec.-Treas. -President. 

Fairfax County's answer to Cousin Brucie 
came to VMI with dreams of diodes, tubes, 
and resistors. Electricial Engineering was all 
well and good, but who said anything about 
calculus? This first shoot down was followed, 
a year later, by a farewell to the Air Force. 

Things weren't so bad. Tom still had his 
radio. Each night W4COP went on the air to 
communicate with the outside world. Many a 
night, room 416 in NEB was filled with anx- 
ious cadets. Long distance phone calls are 
expensive, but a phone patch is free. Well, it 
was academic pursuit, and you meet the ni- 
cest people on a radio. 

Tom owes his bride-to-be to short wave, 
long wind, and the FCC. and her father to that 
other military school. Tom has decided to 
break with the Class of '70's C Company tradi- 
tion and wait until after he graduates to get 
married. Whenever that happens we wish him 
the best of everything. 


Benjamin Franklin Morris, Jr. 


Civil Engineering, Infantry, Pvt., Rat Swim- 
ming. Gymnastics, ASCE. Color Guard, Tide- 
water Club. PMOC. 

What sort of man reads the Bluebook? One 
like our own Playboy Man on Campus. He's a 
man involved in the pleasure of living and 
process of learning. Ben managed to run the 
gamut of the VMI good deals. His ranker 
ambitions were sacrificed for greater aesthetic 
goals and his fondness for the Institute is wit- 
nessed in his summer pilgrimage back to the 
site of his first love. 

The term "co-matriculant" applies by 
chance but the term "Brother Rat" applies by 
choice. Ben's outgoing, warm personality 
makes him the best of Brother Rats and none 
will forget him and his many sincere acts of 

Life during his cadetship found a new 
meaning when he discovered Valerie. She is 
now destined to add her beauty and charm to 
make Ben's college adventure complete. No 
one can deny that Ben's inner drive will pro- 
pel him through life, with a great deal of fun 
along the wav. 

Paul George Munch 

Civil Engineering, Armor, Cpl., Pvt., Distin- 
guished Military Student. Dean's List, ASCE, 
Newman Club. Judo. Tanker Platoon. 3M 
Corporation. Cadet Waiter. RDC. 

An enigma-how can anyone goof off as 
much as he does and still make Dean's List? 

That is the appearance that Paul presents. 
One can be easily fooled by this Army Brat, 
for there is hardly a more conscientious C.E. 
at VMI. His first two years of study got him 
the ROTC Scholarship, and also four years in 
the Corps of Engineers. His last two years of 
work brought him that prized parchment. 
Everyone will remember Paul, not because he 
was the mouth that roared, or for his mem- 
bership on the RDC, but because he was al- 
ways ready to help you when all was lost. 
This zany character would bounce before you 
and bring you out of your doldrums, or if the 
books had shelved you. Paul would do his 
best to get you back on the way. 

All of us will remember Paul "Munch-a- 
Bunch" Munch. 

William Walter Murchison 

Civil Engineering. Infantry, Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. Dis- 
tinguished Military Student. ASCE. Westmin- 
ister Fellowship. Rangers. Fire Fighters. 
Scuba Club. 

Total involvement and dedication are the 
by-words for Billy. Having come to the VMI 
with a purpose, he chose one of the hardest 
routes to graduation possible — studying civil 
engineering, being a ranker, and rooming with 
Neil Steverson and Gray Chandler for two 

Bill's involvement in academics stems all 
the way from helping with the ASCE to caring 
for the famous fluids lab where he is usually 
found. With Bill, the curriculum was a way of 
life that stretched from basic studies to com- 
puter hobbies which left little time for social 

With an extra stripe and the extra week- 
ends. Bill tried to settle the social score while 
still remaining that "Ranger CE." Armed with 
that B.S. in civil engineering and his dedica- 
tion, the future holds unlimited opportunities 
for Bill, no matter which way of life he se- 
lects — civilian or military. 


Norfolk. Virginia 



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Alexandria. Virginia 


Norfolk, Virginia 


Clintvvood. Virginia 

Cryil Edward Neiley, Jr. 


Modern Languages. Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Base- 
ball. Dean's List. French Club. IRC. 

To a grade-schooler the thought provoked by 
the name "Sugarbear" would be that of one 
half hour's joy watching a cartoon character on 
a Saturday morning and. for many members of 
the VMI Corps, there comes to mind an equally 
comic figure. Ed Neiley has answered to this 
alias ever since his Rat year, which seems to be 
a good indication of his temperament and like- 

If one desired to find Sugarbear. he should 
consider, as probable objectives for his search, 
either the mess hall, the language lab. or the 
handball courts (where Sugarbear would be 
working off the effects of the first place men- 
tioned). Sugarbear's nature is such that when 
it is time to study he can dig in, but when it is 
time to goof off there are few in the class who 
can top him. This is quite an accomplishment, 
considering our Brother Rats. 

Everyone who is fortunate enough to be able 
to call Ed. Sugarbear. has indeed profited from 
this friendship. We wish him all the happiness 
and success that he deserves. 

James Lee Nelson, Jr. 

"Jim" "Rocky" 

History, Infantry. Pvt.. Dean's List, Fellowship 
of Christian Athletes, Aquatics Club, Secretary. 
Cadet Receptionist, Military-Industrial Com- 
plex Symposium-Program committee. Tide- 
water Club. Class of '70 Insurance committee. 

|im's cadetship got off to a somewhat dubious 
start when fate placed him under the tutelage 
of Larry Rutherford and Colin Campbell, Inc.. 
but such an all-encompassing indoctrination 
to the VMI system was to prove invaluable in 
the years to come. The next two years were 
spent by )im in an all-out assault on Scott Shipp 
Hall: and with the help of such literary master- 
pieces as "Gone with the Train" he managed 
to reach the Dean's List. 

During the summer and on many weekends. 
Jim migrates to the mountains of Madison 
County for a wide range of jobs and activities 
which have been faithfully incorporated into 
the legend of "The Rock". Despite this mis- 
nomer, Jim has enjoyed the status and priv- 
ileges of a 1st Class private. 

Following graduation Jim hopes to try a year 
of teaching before the Army claims him. and 
after that, perhaps, law school or business. 

Kerry Rand Newberry 

"Ding" "Dink" 

History, Infantry, Cpl.. Sgt., Cpt.. Distin- 
guished Military Student. Distinguished Aca- 
demic Student, Dean's List. Hop and Floor 
Committee. Cadet Geologv Lab Assistant, Civil 
War Roundtable, BOMB Staff. 

Kerry's smiling face and jovial personality 
are well known to all; his guffaws (showing a 
slight Southern drawl in themselves! echo 
through the 5th floor S.S. Hall on any given 
night. How can we ever forget the Memorial 
Toliet Flush our illustrious BR instigated? The 
one thing we all admire about Kerry is that he's 
never too busy to stop and just talk about any- 
thing, especially Clintwood, Virginia, and a 
certain girl. 

However, under this seemingly carefree 
manner lies a serious and sincere attitude 
toward life at the Institute, an attitude that has 
made him a leader. If past achievements are 
any criteria for future accomplishments, there 
can be no doubt that Kerry will make a success 
of life. The Class of '70 wishes good luck to one 
whom we are proud to call a Brother Rat. 


Raleigh. North Carolina 


Norfolk. Virginia 


Hopewell. Virginia 

Thomas Attieus Norris, III 


Economics. Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Golf. Varsitv 
Golf. PIC. 

It is hard to conceive how one such as T.A. 
could cope with four years at VMI as well as 
he did. But then, for those of us who knew him 
well, it is no wonder at all. A true Tar Heel and 
goodtimer to the end. Tom's list of military 
honors and achievements could be written in 
invisible ink. Tom never won the Study Room 
Memorial Award either, but somehow, unlike 
many of the rest of us, he has always managed 
to pull through. 

Tom has left his mark of distinction at a great 
many places during the past four years; Zoll- 
man's. the Pine Room, the Pika house. Goshen, 
the trailer, and green number — Somewhere 
down in his promised land — just to name a few. 
No matter where you found him. "you would 
not BELIEVE" his taste in women. Our Caro- 
lina playboy never had any trouble in that 

Women and businessmen of the world- 
Beware! We're letting him go. 

Richard Butler Nowitzky 

"Troll" "Rick" 

Historv, Armor, Pvt.. Rat Wrestling, Varsity 
Wrestling, Rugby. French Club, AFC, SYD, 
Cadet Union Committee. CADET Staff. BOMB 
Staff, Newman Club, Party Committee. Bridge 
Club. Ski Club. Tidewater Club-Secretary. 

The Southern Colonel invaded the hallowed 
halls of VMI with great expectations of chang- 
ing the system. However, VMI had different 
ideas — it was going to change him. If anyone 
could be compared to Rip Van Winkle, it's 
Microbe. He could sleep any time, any place, 
any way. But all kidding aside. Rick is one of 
the unknown Corps athletes who competed in 
the less publicized sports at VMI. From a 
steady performer on the Rat Wrestling Team, 
Rick developed his interests toward a new 
sport at VMI — Rugby. A starter both his second 
and first class years, his talents have added to 
the great success of VMI's Rugby Team. Rick's 
life, of late, has been greatly influenced by a 
little blond from his own stomping grounds — 
Tidewater. The Institute will never find a more 
ardent supporter of their football team, and the 
world never a greater guy. 

David Douglas Nuckols 


Civil Engineering, Infantrv. Cpl.. Pvt., Sgt.. 
ASCE, BOMB Staff, Third "Class Basketball 

Although forewarned of the perils of VMI 
by his brother, David still decided to report 
to "The West Point of the South". Like everyone 
else who has matriculated at the Institute, he 
discovered that college life can be very de- 
manding. After a very long rat year. David 
moved into his Third Class year and along with 
his two roommates, proved to the rest of his 
Brother Rats in New Barracks that VMI could 
be fun. His second class year was dedicated 
to getting his ring and "trying" to complete his 
numerous CE lab reports on time. With his 
First Class year came the additional respon- 
sibility of Delta Company Staff Sergeant. David 
never lost his firm belief in the VMI system 
throughout his four years, and for this reason, 
the whole Corps, as well as his Brother Rats, 
benefited. The Class of 1970 wishes David the 
best of everything. 


Dennis Michael O'Connor 


Biology. Armor, Pvt., Varsity Track Team 
Manager, Distinguished Academic Student. 
Dean's List. Who's Who, VAS, Religious Coun- 
cil, Lutheran Club, Glee Club-Secretary-Vice 
President. Timmins Music Society. Tanker 

Mike O'Connor came to VMI only to find his 
Rat year a disillusionment. He came through 
the first year like many other rats. — barely. 
Then came the change from barely passing to 
Dean's List and finally to academic stars. As his 
grades soared, his military efficiency remained 
constant, although was little to begin with. Mike 
was quite interested in getting his grades to the 
point where Medical School would be in reach; 
this, in fact, became his one goal. On many 
weekends when others were at dances, he 
would be working away in the Biology building 
on his beloved dogfish. 

Mike has been known by his friends for his 
subtle wit and quick tongue. As the proverbial 
"worm" he has always been seen either behind 
a book or buried under his red blanket. We 
are sure the future will be most kind to him 
as he attends Medical School. He has shown us 
clearly that hard work does pay off. 

William Roberts O'Connor 


History. Infantry. Pvt.. French Club, BOMB 
Staff. Party Committee, Ski Club, Ghetto. 

Willie can definitely be termed the "financial 
wizard" of the century, as everyone well knows. 
When it came to getting an egg and cheese and 
a 14c Coke. Bill would somehow come through. 
Bill managed to overcome VMI with a stellar 
performance his Rat year — the most penalty 
tours of the Rat class and a close second in 
confinement. But his third class year. Willie 
really had a chance to prove his military 
prowess in the 323 pit. Bill did not let VMI get 
to him in the way of academics. He can be 
considered the greatest rationalizer of all time 
when it came to a teacher's bluff or a scheduled 
test. When he wasn't devoting his time to his 
studies, he was developing his coordination 
and knowledge which earned him a Ph.D. in 
Fly Resuscitation. A noted party man. Bill and 
his future wife. Paula, were a familiar sight at 
either Zollman's or the Pine Room. 

Bill made Atlanta his second home, after he 
met that fabulous girl who changed him in 
many ways. We all wish Bill the very best in all 
his endeavors, for there will never be a greater 
guy than Willie. 


Alexandria. Virginia 


Alexandria. Virginia 

Dennis Martin O'Donnell 

"Denny" "Mad Dog" 

Biology, Armor, Cpl.. Sgt., Distinguished Mil- 
itary Student. Distinguished Academic Student. 
Dean's List, Who's Who, VAS-President, Honor 
Court, Judo. Manager Football Team. VRC. 
Northern Virginia Club. California Club. 

Denny is characterized by more than a fine 
personality and his popularity with his class- 
mates. He is an individual who excels in every- 
thing he does. Something inherent in his char- 
acter makes him unbeatable, and unable to quit 
unless the job is done, and done well. And 
along with all of this Denny is just a regular 
guy. That's what really makes him great. He has 
no need for a "gimmick" to substitute for real 
character. They told him in high school that 
he didn't have the capacity to do college level 
work, but his desire has made him a distin- 
guished graduate and number one in the Biol- 
ogy Curriculum. 

Now that "Den-Den" has been accepted for 
medical school all his energy can be aimed at 
that goal. 



Alexandria. Virginia 

Richard Erwin Oppel 


Mathematics, Arlillerv, Pvt., Rat Indoor 
Track. Ral Baseball, French Club. Cadet Bat- 

Rick came to VMI with a definite altitude 
problem — and he's leaving with it. A rather 
lackluster cadelship was buoyed by a lasting 
friendship which began in his second semester 
at VMI. L. (., as he is sometimes called by his 
friends, seemed to make life bearable for Rick. 

As the "resident liberal" in Barracks, but per- 
haps more aptly called the resident cynic, Rick 
found little at the Institute that he liked and 
more than enough that he didn't like. This 
didn't help the ole care factor at all. Suffice it 
to say the "system" was not Rick's idea of what 
a "college" administration should be like. 

Perhaps once set free from the military en- 
vironment Rick can make something out of his 


Newark, New Jersey 


Richmond, Virginia 

Ashton Harrison Ormes 


History. Armor, Pvt.. Distinguished Military 
Student. CADET Staff, Army Scholarship Cadet, 
Hop & Floor Committee— Sec. Publicity Man- 
ager, Ring Committee. Class Insurance Com- 
mittee, Military-Industrial Complex Sympo- 
sium-Publicitv Committee. IRC. Tanker Pla- 
toon, AFC, Civil War Roundtable. 

An Army brat. "Crash" Ormes never had a 
place to call home, that is, not until he gazed 
on the cheerful yellow walls of VMI. After a 
year of earning such a dubious title as "Double 
time champion of the RDC" and breaking his 
arm getting out of the Rat line, our hero was 
just about ready to hit the road again. But he 
stayed, designed the finest ring in Barracks, 
won the Room 121 Valorous Service Medal for 
rooming with the "Rock" for three years, and 
attained his long-sought goal of first-class pri- 
vate. His second class year, Ash became a true 
hedonist and spring vacation found him danc- 
ing wildly on the white sands of Nassau as the 
co-founder of the famous BEEFO Cult. Lifer 
Ormes went on to surprise us by making Bat- 
talion Commander at Summer Camp, and 
though he anticipates some of the joys of the 
Regular Army with mixed feelings," it's OK 
because he's an intelligent man under whom 
anyone would be lucky to serve. 

John Lee Pappas 

"Friendly Bear" 

Civil Engineering, Infantry. Pvt., Rat Wres- 
tling. Judo. Distinguished Military Student, 
ASCE. Civil Shaft-Editor, Army FIP, Caving. 
AFC, Rangers, Finals Invitations Committee- 

Whether it be wrestling, Rangers, the com- 
puters, or dating, John is struggling to get ahead 
and enjoy life. Visits to the Liquid Lunch, the 
hop weekends, and being an FTX truck driver 
are but a few facets of his stay here. The work 
of being and remaining a CE. summer sessions, 
a '61 Ford, and F Troop are the other parts of 
his path through VMI. John is going to make it, 
not by smack, but by hard work, consideration, 
and sincerity. 

"Laugh if you are wise." 


Toano, Virginia 

Robert Harold Parent 
Electrical Engineering. Artillery. Pvt.. Dean's 
List. IEEE, Religious Council. Newman Club. 
Catholic Choir. Cadet Battery, Glee Club, 

Bob came South to VMI from Massachusetts 
on an ROTC scholarship. While at the Insti- 
tute, he came to the conclusion that Army life 
wasn't for him. Being an electrical engineer, 
he had to put in a lol of hours at N.E.B., taking 
courses in Spanish and Turkish plus a nature 
course taught by "Gentle Ben"— nothing much 
was learned, though. Bob has become a con- 
verted Southerner during his stay at Lexington. 
He is an avid Southeast Conference and Skins 
football fan. He could be found in the TV Room 
on Saturday afternoons watching Ole Miss. 
Bama. and LSU. Next year brings a challenge 
to Bob. Should he go into the Army immedi- 
ately or try to get his masters in electrical 
engineering in a years' time. Whatever he 
chooses to do he will become a success be- 
cause. Bob's that type of guy. 


S. Attlesboro. Massachusetts 

Bruce Alvord Pates, III 

"Artie" "Stick" "Bones" 

History. Armor. Pvt., Rat Cross-Country. Rat 
Indoor Track. Varsity Cross-Country. Varsity 
Indoor Track. Distinguished Military Student. 
Monogram Club. Class Car Committee, Who's 
Who in American Hayracks. 

Unlike most cadets. Artie majored in rack, 
track, and cars; and did very well in all of 
them. He was the only man in the class to 
spend four out of seven days in bed. In track, 
he proved to be an outstanding performer and 
a great help to his team. He didn't do as well 
in cars, but when you drive a Volkswagen you 
can't expect to be a champion. Artie was even 
able to do well in his minor. History. 

Artie will also be remembered for his fan- 
tastic body. As "Mister America" he filled the 
position well, and even when he was de- 
throned, he continued to use those "muscles" 
to his advantage. 

Artie is one of the guys you can't do with- 
out. He has really been a true friend and a 
great Brother Rat. We wish him the best of 
luck in the vears to come. 


Springfield. Virginia 


Richmond, Virginia 

Robert Wilson Patrick 

"Fuzzy" "Bob" 

History. Artillery. Pvt.. Distinguished Military 
Student. Dean's List. Lacrosse Club-Treasurer. 
Military Industrial Complex Symposium- 
Program Chairman. Cadet Battery Co-Chair- 
man. Class Insurance Committee, Hot Wheels 

Fuzzy? Gee. that's a strange name, how did 
you get it? The fact is that it doesn't matter 
where the name came from, but who it repre- 
sents, in this case, a man of many moods. Bob 
came to VMI with high ideals of being 
molded by the system and accepting its bene- 
fits, but this submissiveness soon faded. There 
developed a liberal attitude with an attempt 
to be objective about all things he encoun- 
tered; something not always possible in his 
environment. Despite fits of "uptightness" and 
"heavy" situations, Fuzz retained his sense of 
humor, an attribute which never failed him. 
Patrick lived in his "Four Year World" at 
VMI with such experiences as BMW's. The 
Wop. disbelief in an empty mailbox, Fidget. 
Munk, and Soda: women of various styles, 
Boston, and THE BUTT. Now he goes to make 
his own world and turn into "The Real Bob 
Patrick." We'll see va. Bob. 


David Woodahl Payne 


Biology. Air Force, Pvt.. Rat Football. Rat 
Wrestling. Varsity Wrestling, VAS, Ring Fig- 
ure Committee, Southside Sharks. Scuba 

How in the world do you ever get the name 
Beast? Well you start by finding out exactly 
what goes into making a Beast. You find that 
stripes and an immaculate uniform don't 
make a good Beast. So you keep going and 
find straight A's don't make for a good beast 
either. Well, what does make for a good 

Simple, you start out by being the biggest 
guy in D Co. your rat year and keep going. 
You have a large circle of friends in Barracks 
who are privates. You enjoy eating and 
spending carefree evenings in the PX. When 
you don't have a date you go to Johnnies and 
drink with the best of them. You have one of 
Barrack's biggest collection of civilian clothes 
and you know how to use a trash can. So that is 
basically what a Beast is. 

Beast remembers . . . Whirly bed, Frozen 
Eyeball, Alabama, popcorn orgies, Hot 
Wheels, cleaning out the sink,. Rebel Yell, 
champagne taste on a beer pocketbook .... 
and we remember Beast. 

Edgar James Turner Perrow 

"Cloud" "Ned" 

History, Armor, Pvt.. Dean's List, SYD, Scuba 
Club, AFC, Superintendent's Club. Society of 
the Crow's Nest. 

Wake up Cloud! Shake-a-leg's gone! And 
from somewhere below ten blankets comes a 
muffled groan. Who else could be more dedi- 
cated to a warm hay rack and still try to make 
the Dean's Team? 

Boned at VMI (Supt.'s Club '67) and banned 
at Stuart Hall, the Alaskan wolf baying on a 
tape recorder that never materialized; peanut 
shells on the floor and Double Barrel — this is 
Cloud. From Hargrave Military Academy to 
Ghetto private in one year. Ned is as much 
Ghetto as PBR and Sly Fox. No one else could 
smile through the worst VMI good deal like 
Cloud — this is one of the abilities that will 
always make him a man among Virginia Gen- 

Charles Ballejo Perry, II 


Civil Engineering, Armor, Pvt.. Rat Football, 
Rat Wrestling, ASCE. YRC, Fire Fighters, 
Tanker Platoon, North-South Squirmish Club, 
Coordinating Committee. 

News Flash! 17 May 1970 — a wild eyed 
young man with the body of a well-developed 
gorilla leapt to the podium during the VMI 
Commencement Exercises, choked the Super- 
intendent, wrenched the diploma from his 
grasp, and then sped away laughing hysteri- 
cally in a battered old Peugot with a female 
school-teacher companion. He is known to 
have an insatiable lust for power beneath his 
seemingly calm exterior as evidenced by his 
conspicuously writing "Cpl. C.B. wants to 
win'' on all spirit sheets in 1968. and he is 
known for his association with the irregulari- 
ties of his election as the Charlie Co. RDC 
representative in April of 1969. In addition, 
young Ballejo (Bally who?| is known to have 
conspired to thwart the due process of the 
GC-RDC branches of the student government 
in his freshman year. What have four years, 
four summers of VMI. and an advisor like 
General "Bear" Patrick done to this tireless 
Danville. Va.. product? 


Danville, Virginia 


Eden, New York 

Anatole Petruczok 

History, Armor, Cpl.. Sgt., Capt., Rat Judo. 
Distinguished Academic Student. Dean's List, 
Who's Who, Tanker Pit. Glee Club. Taking Care 
of Truetle. Educating Warden. 

Gathering the cultural attributes of up-state 
New York, Tony came South intent on de- 
positing his unique brand of intellectuality in 
the Shenandoah Valley. He endeared himself 
to his cadre and his Brother Rats in his exhibi- 
tion of the Highland Fling. Leaving his artistic 
callings, though, he settled down to more mun- 
dane matters — such as mothering his two red- 
neck roommates through a frustrating and often 
insane Rat year. 

In his Third Class year, Tony gave up his 
wild social life to pursue serious goals in an 
academic society. Tony's dedication awarded 
him stars, and through the impossible task of 
bringing up his roommates, it was seen that 
Tony could handle responsibility. With this 
in mind, he was entrusted with an entire com- 
pany to mother his first Class year. 

Whatever else may be said about Tony, either 
in the academic world or the babysitting pro- 
fession, he has been, and will remain, a 
Brother Rat. 


Arlington, Virginia 

Fred Glenn Phillips, Jr. 


Electrical Engineering, Air Force, Sgt.. Rat 
Football, Rat Track, Varsitv Football, Dean's 
List, IEEE. 

Fred is one of a handful of men who has 
been able to develop his personality in spite 
of "the System." Although he has been in both 
positions, he does not see the usual private- 
ranker barrier as a distinction that is necessary: 
as he fits not into one catagory or the other but 
into both and then a bit more. Fred is an elec- 
trical engineer, a major that interests and fas- 
cinates him in the possibilities which it opens. 
He possesses tremendous enthusiasm for the 
little projects in which he gets involved, both 
those above and below the counter and shares 
an unusual and complete zest for life with 
Sandie, his wife-to-be. 

Far from being an inflexible person. Fred will 
totally enjoy the life he has roughly outlined 
for himself, and will make a fine and especially 
creative engineer. 


Richards-Gebaur AFB. Maryland 

David West Pittman 


English. Air Force. Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Dean's List, 
BOMB Staff, English Society, English Speaking 
Union, Religious Council. Bloodmobile Com- 
mittee Chairman. 

"I shall still get angry .... I shall still argue 
and express my thoughts inopportunely; there 
will still be a wall between the holy of holies 
of my soul and other people . . . ; I shall still 
be unable to understand with my reason why 
I am praying, and I shall continue to pray — but 
my life, my whole life, independently of any- 
thing that may happen to me, every moment of 
it, is no longer meaningless as it was before, 
but has an incontestable meaning of goodness, 
with which I have the power to invest it." 

Tolstov's Anna Karenina 


Burlington, North Carolina 

William Council Powell 

"Bill" "Koala" 

Biologv. Artillery, French Club, PIC. AFC, 
VAS, CADET Staff-Photographer, Scuba Club- 
Photographer-Secretary, Cadet Battery, Rang- 
ers. IRC, Number One Club-President. 

From the depths of lower Carolina, the orig- 
inal, cosmopolitan, country boy rolled into 
Jackson Arch in a style that was to insure his 
comfort during the coming years. After a round 
of Musical Roommates, he came to reside in 
communie 111-17. and has since become noted 
for flurries of wild permits, the maintenance of 
the private image in a room ot rankers, and a 
few other wild exploits. Although a Biology 
major, it is apparent to those around him that 
Bill is much more interested in making his 
million in some other way, shape, or form. As 
president of the Number 1 Club, and the first 
of his Brother Rats to visit the RDC, it seems 
reasonable to say he has lived a full life as a 
cadet. Upon entering the cold, cruel world after 
leaving the protective atmosphere of the In- 
stitute, it may be interesting to see what de- 
velops from his life as a cadet. We wish Bill the 
best of luck. 


Roanoke. Virginia 

David Christopher Price 

"Dave" "Slick" 

History, Armor, Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Rat Track, 
Varsitv Track, Distinguished Military Student, 
Dean's List. CADET Staff, Baptist ■ Student 
Union-Vice President. General Committee- 
Member at Large, Cadet Union-Vice President, 
Ring Figure Committee, Economics Lab Assis- 
tant. Lejeune Hall Receptionist. 

"Better to have loved and lost than never to 
have loved at all." Dave has had many loves in 
his day, but has managed to keep only one, and 
although he won't admit it. he really does love 
the Institute. 

Against much advice, Dave became an eco- 
nomics major after his rat year, but finally saw 
the light, and he and quite a few others made 
the exodus from economics to history. Since 
then it has been easy sailing for Dave, though 
he's no bookworm. He was always in the mid- 
dle of things at the beach, Zollman's, and the 
Pine Room. 

When he was young he once heard that VMI 
was "one big fraternity of brothers" and he is 
one of the few who tried to achieve this goal 
within the entire Corps, not just his class. Dave 
did not need VMI; VMI needed him. 


Richmond. Virginia 

William Riker Purcell 


English, Armor, Pvt., Sgt.. Rat Wrestling. 
Varsity Wrestling-Co Captain, Varsity Track, 
Dean's List, English Speaking Union, Candidate 
of English Honors, CADET Staff, Sounding 
Brass, Military Industrial Complex Sympo- 
sium-Steering Committee-Secretary, Glee 
Club, Chapel Choir, Monogram Club. 

Anything written about Riker would be noth- 
ing more than an understatement, for he has 
used his college years to his own benefit with 
remarkable results. Most of us find that we 
are students of that which we study — Riker is 
one of a very few exceptions. He has raised 
himself far above the level of student and has 
emerged as a scholar in the truest sense — an 
individual, a thinker. As a poet and writer. 
Riker continually expresses his pure view of 
reality conjuncted with his own dreams and 
aspirations, in such a manner and with such in- 
sight that no one can pass without giving, at 
least, a second look and a number of thoughts. 
This individuality of thought is highly com- 
plemented by his personality, the outer ex- 
pressions of which are as warm and sincere 
as his inner reflections. 

Robert Francis Edward Quinlan 


History, Armor, Cpl.. Sgt, Cpt., Distinguished 
Academic Student. Dean's List, Rat Indoor & 
Outdoor Track. Distinguished Military Student, 
Newman Club, Steering Committee. Publicity 
Sub-Committee Chairman. Military-Industrial 
Complex Symposium, Metropolitan Club-En- 
tertainment Chairman, Tanker Platoon, AFC, 
Timmins Music Society. IRC, Armor FTX Com- 
mander, Platoon Honorman Summer Camp. 

It has been four years since Bob, like Sher- 
man, came South for military reasons. He'll 
be going back north now a little disillusioned, 
but a lot wiser — he hopes. On the brink for 
three years, he decided after his "experiences" 
as Armor FTX Commander and at summer 
camp, that the Army and the scholarship that 
went with it were not for him. Although he 
has forsaken the military, the "toolshed" still 
gave him Delta Company, which he endeav- 
ored, through a firm, yet just, hand, to turn into 
one of "Caesar's Legions." 

Bob's sincere, loyal, and enthusiastic dedica- 
tion to principle, having left its mark upon the 
VMI, will doubtlessly benefit him as he departs 
for law school and launches a civilian career. 
The foundation for his motivation can be sum- 
marized: "Cogito ergo sum." 

Bruce Erik Rambo 

"Super Stud" 

Electrical Engineering, Artillery, Pvt.. Rat 
Swimming. Varsity Swimming, Intramurals, 
Distinguished Military Student, Dean's List, 
IEEE-Board Member, 'BOMB Staff, Ski Club. 
Aquatics Club. YRC, YAF. Sports Parachute 
Club. Cadet Battery. Northern Virginia Club. 

Bruce passed through Jackson Arch with one 
goal in mind — graduation in four years. How- 
ever, the smooth path to that goal became the 
proverbial rocky road. "Ratman" soon became 
famous with antics such as visiting the Rat PX 
after Taps and having his tape recorder 
found. After a pleasant visit to his room by the 
R. C. and the RDC president, the "Fink" soon 
labeled Ratman as a "direct reflection upon 
my Cadre." 

Second Class Year — Ring Figure. It was 
certainly something to look forward to — espe- 
cially as a break from his "short" stretch of 
confinement. Whoever heard of getting 10-6-35 
for writing a friendly little note on the back of 
a test? 

First Class year — could it be true? At last, 
First Class attitude and a dyke. Finally it came 
Graduation and that long awaited 'Vette. 

Robert Bernhard Randle, II 


Civil Engineering. Armor. Cpl.. Pvt., ASCE. 
AFC. Tanker Platoon. 

"Bobby" is a remarkably clairvoyant individ- 
ual who can sense the ridiculous in almost 
everything. What might be dismissed as cyni- 
cism on Bob's part is really the emergence of 
a highly developed sense of wit. Continually 
warmed by an unseasonal electric sun. he 
could be found 'catching rays' almost every 
afternoon — possibly in remembrance of sunny 

His First Class year found Bob smiling and 
alive after two harrowing car wrecks in less 
than a month. He also has the distinction of 
providing countless cadets with spiritual guid- 
ance at the beer cooler in the back room of the 

While Bob may not be the brightest light ever 
to shine on N.E.B.. he has taken engineering 
seriously and will no doubt, someday, be top 
notch. Most of all, he has saved us from be- 
coming ridiculous and taking ourselves too 
seriously — we are deeply in his debt. 


Plainview, New York 



Arlington, Virginia 


Vienna. Virginia 



Franklin, Virginia 



Martinsville, Virginia 


"Soda" "Sol" 

English, Armor, Pvl.. Lt„ Rat Football, Ral 
Track Distinguished Military Student- Dis 
tinguished Academic Student. Dean's List 
Who's Who, Civil War Roundtable. English 
Society-Sec.-Vice President, PSS-Vice Presi- 
dent, BOMB-Assislant Advertising Mgr.. Busi- 
ness Manager, Publications Board, Cadet Chap- 
el Usher. Tidewater Club, Scouters' Club, 
Cheerleader-Head. Rat Class Show Committee! 
Hop & Floor Committee. Military-Industrial 
Complex Symposium-Finance Chairman, Co- 
ordinating Committee Chairman. SYD. 

They're coming to take me away, ha-ha! . . . 
Daddy, why did you make him go there? 
Drinking and driving your own car in civies in 
Rockbridge County on a weekend— while still 
in the Rat line? ... Mr. Rawls. I don't want to 
see that car parked on post again! BEEFO 
LIVES . . . Lieutenant? Sure! . . . Hey. where's 
the kangaroo? ... OK Rawls, what are you 
trying to get out of this time? . . . Only five week- 
ends at school the whole year? . . . Please. Waite, 
go to one parade before your graduation so I 
can see you dyked out . . . 'You don't know what 
you can get out of until you try.'— Old Rawls 

Claude Lewis Reynolds, Jr. 


Physics, Artillery, Pvt„ Intramurals SPS 
French Club. BOMB Staff-Advertising. 

Most people are surprised when thev learn 
that Lew is a Physics major. It's hard to com- 
prehend how the C-man did as well as he did 
in such a hard curriculum and still managed 
to keep up in his extracurricular affairs— and 
we do mean affairs. 

There were hints of Lew's love for wine, 
women and song during his Rat year (Thanks- 
giving and Finals); however, it wasn't until his 
third class year that Lew's ability to party was 
fully recognized by his friends. 

There was always an attractive girl on his 
lap and a bottle in his hand during Lew's esca- 
pades at the beach, the Crow's Nest, Zollman's 
Liberty Hall, the Pine Room, and last, but not 
least, the Robert E. Lee. It wasn't until the 
latter part of his second class year that Lew 
finally settled down with one girl Her patience 
understanding, blonde hair and blue eyes suc- 
ceeded where so many others failed. 

The future looks bright for Lew and Sherry. 
A man with his intelligence and determination 
cannot help but succeed. We all wish them the 
best of luck. 

William Bagley Richardson 


Civil Engineering. Infantry. Cpl.. Pvt.. Distin- 
guished Military Student. ASCE. Ski Club 
Sport Parachute Club. Roanoke Club. 

He was as fine a Rat as could be found in 
Echo Company— real corporal material— but 
his next door neighbors. "|umbo" and "Bull- 
dog." had molded this Fourth Classman so that 
his rank lasted only a short while. Instead, he 
chose to be a permanent room orderly for the 
stalwart Eli. Whitey, Jose, and Bob. 

Grodie carried him through the trials and 
tribulations of the third year engineering, and 
alas— privileges, weekends, and time to see 
Ann. Throughout his senior year, "other goose" 
continued to supervise, nag, and direct the 
Houston Hilton to more clean fun like surfing 
in the yard and "milling" about inside. 

Bill will succeed in any career he chooses, 
but we can only look back and say— what a 
perfect U.Va. house mother he would have 


Roanoke, Virginia 

George Howard Rilko 


Economics. Air Force. Pvt., Sgt., Rat Swim- 
ming, Cheerleader. 

A case of beer and/or a fifth of bourbon and 
a dale are more than just a good time to George: 
it's been his life's work. Over the years he has 
managed to consume as much as the best of 
us. George has rarely missed a dance weekend 
for lack of a date. Of course there was the time 
his Rat year when he had five dates for one 
dance (pretty good for a rat) and ended up with 
none bv the weekend (typical VM1]! 

On the academic side of things, a curriculum 
change from CE to Economics and two summer 
schools has raised George's average from a .5 
his first semester to a substantial 2.0. 

Two summers ago he met Cindi, and al- 
though he's now engaged, it hasn't slowed him 
down one bit. They are planning a September 
wedding and have the very best wishes for all 
the members of the class. 

Michael Bassett Robblee 


Biologv. Infantry. Cpl.. Pvt.. Sgt., Rat Foot- 
ball, Judo, Distinguished Military Student. 
RDC-Vice President, Hop & Floor Committee. 
Northeast Side Gang, Northern Virginia Club, 
Fire Fighters. 

"Lion" Robblee, after tearing up football 
opponents for 3 years in Northern Virginia, 
found that his toughest opponent at VMI was 
academics. Due to a disastrous first semester 
his Rat year, Mike decided to give up the grid- 
iron and concentrate on books. Straightening 
out his studies, Mike still had football in his 
blood, and helped to lead the E Co. champions 
to one intramural victory after another. 

Between football, the classroom, and the hay- 
rack, Mike managed to squeeze in over 23 
special reports, ranging from hide and seek 
with the O.C. to running the block (without 
really knowing it), to climbing the arch gates 
during CQ. 

We're sure Mike will find success in what- 
ever field he enters, whether it's continuing his 
education or the Army. Good luck. Brother Rat. 


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Falls Church, Virginia 

Robert Anthony Rolfe 


Historv. Rat Cross Country, Rat Track. Var- 
sity Track— Co-Captain. Who's Who, Mono- 
gram Club-Vice President, Athletic Council. 
Cadet Manager Lejeune Hall, Cadet Union 
Committee, Southern Conference Broad Jump 

Tony Rolfe. otherwise known as "the Munk." 
decided that sports car racing and track were 
far more important than an education. Although 
never overly concerned with academics. Munk 
surprised many people (his parents included] 
with better than average schoolwork. Obviously 
hampered by VMI's restrictions. Tony has 
somehow found time and resources (spelled 
limited) to carry out most of his aspirations as 
a race car driver, mechanic, or runner. Come 
May irth, the Institute and military will see the 
last of Tony and his read and reread motorcar 








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Parsippany, New Jersey 

Richard Edward Schellhammer 
"Wedge" "Schlitzkramer" 

History, Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt., Capt., Ral Wres- 
tling, Distinguished Military Student, Dean's 
List, ROA Award, Rangers-Commander, Intra- 
mural Director, AFC. Aquatics Board-Presi- 
dent, Coordinating Commitlee, Posit Commit- 

"A rose by any other name would smell as 
sweet . . ." unfortunately. Dick Swiftbanger 
by any other name (audibly, in his presence] 
is anything but sweet. As Bravo Co.'s resident 
squatbull, Mr. Hornberger received his share 
of mangled names from confused Rats and 
bemused upperclassmen. What makes it all so 
terrible, he insists, is that Stillenhauser has 
only 12 letters . . . 

Dick is persistent — in fact, stubborn. For three 
years we suffered through Dick Schellhammer. 
the unbending (professional) arch-militarist. 
After a kick in the head, Dick, like the pro- 
verbial Missouri mule, seems to have come to 
his senses. For Mr. Flashhammer, the emphasis 
was placed on the citizen in the "citizen- 
soldier." With his energies channeled into a 
constructive vein. Dick will easily shoulder the 
moral responsibilities presented to him by an 
evoking, restless sociely. 

An attraction to. and for. beautiful women, 
fine scotch, and fast cars complements Dick's 
attitude toward perfection. Now if people could 
onlv remember that name . . . Schlitzcrammer. 


Arlington. Virginia 

Portsmouth. Virginia 

William Scott Scherer 

History. Artillery. Cpl.. Sgt., Lt., Rat Cross 
Country, Varsity Football. Varsity Golf. Soccer, 
Distinguished Military Student, Finals Invita- 
tions Committee-Co-Chairman. Sport Para- 
chute Club, Commanders, Car Committee, AFC, 
Hop Escort, FIP, Artillery FTX Commander. 

Phrases like "Don't Push Me!!". "He fights 
for his country." "Let's flip a tail to see who 
goes to the PX" and "You're outvoted two to 
three with only three people in the room." 
soon earned Bill the name Mr. Malaprop. 

Bill's ambition and drive were evident from 
the first, though one was never sure in which 
direction they were aimed. 

To the dismay of many, stripes were sewn 
on Bill's uniform. While at the Institute. Bill 
was a strict disciplinarian, but get him away, 
put a drink in his hand, and Mr. Hyde became 
Dr. (ekyll — complete with women. 

In this his final year. Bill entered the flight 
program, thereby signing away the next two 
years of his life. We wish you luck Bill, and we 
know that upon whatever you set your mind, 
you'll be a complete success. 

Kent Schlussel 


Mathematics. Air Force. Pvt.. First Sgt.. 
Dean's List, SPS-Vice President, Religious 
Council, Compulsive Church Staff Study Com- 
mittee, Commanders. Tidewater Club, Scoulers 
Club. Fire Fighters. Computer Science Assis- 
tant, Regimental Band. 

One of the Swamp Rats. Kent tried three long 
years to make Dean's List and finally did in 
spite of a lack of aptitude for foreign languages, 
including English; but when it came to com- 
puters, he was quite adept. There was usually 
a nightly file of BR's entering and leaving his 
room with some programming problem to be 

In the religious world. Kent attained the high 
position of "representative of the Jewish 
Cadets to the Religious Council" by losing a 

Staying in his own religious world seemed to 
be a problem, but has now turned to the en- 
lightened path and dales a nice Jewish girl. 

If he works as hard after graduation as he 
does now. his success is assured. Old Barracks 
will never be the same, however, without the 
resounding cry of "Hawthorne, you . . .!" 

Good luck! — not that vou'll need it. 


Akron, Ohio 


Newport, Rhode Island 


Goshen, Virginia 

David Karl Schmidt 

Civil Engineering, Marines. Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. 
ASCE. Rangers, AFC. Scuba Club, M.O.C.T.U. 

Hey "Midi!" Hey What!— A vibrant sound 
echoing off the walls of the VMI. Besides his 
distinctive gait, the golf genius has proved him- 
self outstanding in other ways as well. His 
strong sense of purpose in the military aspect 
of his education coupled with a genuine belief 
in the VMI system, has inspired others to un- 
foreseen achievements. Dave never lost sight 
of his responsibilities to the Institute, even 
though inhibited occasionally by the untimely 
entrance of our "friends-in-green" "Midt's" 
fondness for festivities and his work-hard-play- 
hard attitude will hold him in good stead as 
he crashes past the Quantico Gates. 

Dave's admirable quality of speaking out for 
principles in which he believes, and his adept- 
ness at distinguishing fact from fiction have 
aided the Corps, and his class immeasurably. 
For this. Dave. '70 thanks you! 

Turner Chambliss Scott 


History. Infantry, Cpl.. Sgt., Pvt.. Varsity 
Soccer, Lacrosse-Captain-Co Captain. Distin- 
guished Military Student, IRC. YRC, Scouters 
Club-Secretary.CADET Staff. Ski Club, North- 
ern Virginia Club. 

"Whoa, Squat!" "Hi, Buck!" 

Distinguished by his barrel-shaped body, 
Ratman's dyke has certainly come a long way, 
directions not withstanding. 

Super Fine, barnacle Buck managed to be- 
come in four short years the scourge of every 
female institution from "BV" to Washington. 
The girls couldn't help but mother this slyly 
hapless Keydet. 

Coming from a proud military background. 
Tag upheld this heritage until his Second Class 
vear when Eli Banana, Weird, and Mother 
Goose showed him the way. A uniformed cadet 
on a lonely country road between Charlottes- 
ville and Lexington didn't go unnoticed. Un- 
fortunately!! He and Gator didn't mind brown- 
bagging it in the PX while they waited for the 
check so they could make it to the Hilton. 

A Lacrosse Club standout and a starting 
member of the soccer team, Tag is one of those 
cadets who tried to give more, and will carry 
more "a^yay from VMI than any diploma is 
capable of symbolizing. 

Donald Cameron Seay 


Biology. Cpl.. Sgt., Lt., Fencing Club. Distin- 
guished Military Student, Sports Parachute 
Club-President. Timmins Music Society. Scuba 
Club, Fire Fighters-Head Bear. D Company 
Retired NCO Club. 

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, 
There is rapture on the lonely shore. 
There is society where none intrudes. 

By the deep sea. and music in its roar; 
I love not man the less, but Nature more, 
From these our interviews, in which I steal, 

From all I may be or have been before. 
To mingle with the universe, and feel 
What I can ne'er express, vet not conceal." 
— Childe Harold 



Staunton, 'Virginia 


Lilian, Virginia 


Virginia Beach. Virginia 

Ronald William Seyford 


English. Infantry, Pvt., Track. Gymnastics. 

Ronnie can usually be found in his room, 
stretched out on his hay or gazing out of the 
window with sounds of Simon and Garfunkel 
or Linda Ronstadt blaring from his stereo. 

A man of few words and sharp wit, Ronnie 
is probably the warmest and most personable 
Brother Rat in our class. Those of us forunate 
enough to become friends with him know 
what a pleasurable companion this man has 
been to us. It is an asset that will be of im- 
mense value to him all through his life. 

Perhaps Ron's most prominent characteris- 
tic is his individuality. Being placed in a con- 
formist environment is not the most salu- 
brious atmosphere for the individual, but 
Ronnie has retained this quality in spite of 
the "slings and arrows" he has faced during 
his cadetship. 

The Class of 70's "World Citizen" is about 
to re-enter his natural habitat. Ronnie's great 
potential is just starting to bloom. We are 
looking forward to hearing from and about 
this fine Brother Rat. 

John Cooke Shackelford 


Physics, Air Force. Cpl.. Pvt.. Lt., Rat Cross 
Country. Rat Indoor & Outdoor Track, Varsity 
Cross Country, Varsity Indoor Track, SPS. 
Ring Figure Committee, Monogram Club. 

"Wake me up in an hour; I've got track 
practice." Shack has spent more time in the 
rack than any other physics major at VMI. 
contemplating the mysteries of the Heisen- 
berg Uncertainty Principle. Schroedinger's 
Equation, or other facets of the witchcraft and 
black magic taught in Mallory Hall. John has 
endured the Institute these past four years, 
not with the vehement and indignant air of 
most, but rather with the virtues of a stoic 
Spartan. His level-headed, soft-spoken de- 
meanor has made him a valuable asset to 
tthose who know him best. These virtues were 
rewarded his First class year, when John re- 
turned to be a private and found himself 
commanding Delta's third platoon. 

Beneath this quiet, inconspicuous visage. 
John was an inveterate party-goer who en- 
joyed, with a vengeance, the "finer things in 
life." A founding father of the infamous "298 
Club," John has been a dedicated trackster, 
cadet, and student. 

Michael David Shealy 


Electrical Engineering. Air Force. Cpl.. Pvt., 
Intramural Volleyball, Distinguished Aca- 
demic Student, Dean's List. SPS. IEEE. CA- 
DET Staff. Rugby, Library Staff. Sound Tech- 
nician. Tidewater Club. 

Coming to VMI as another one of 'Ginia 
Beach's swamp rats, Mike really didn't know 
what he was getting into — his Rat year 
brought no problems except those of a south- 
erner rooming with Yankees and little Mike 
finished with no demerits. 

Mike soon found that EE and rank some- 
times do not mix and the latter was relin- 
quished in the nick of time. Returning tanned, 
fat. and happy from his summer resort, Mike 
truly became dedicated to the life in NEB and 
turned away from his former ways of Satur- 
day nights at the CI. No longer did the little 
man mirror his LA roommates sleeping habits, 
but found his goal graduating an EE. Our First 
Class year brought Mike back, behind one 
summer camp (a direct consequence of play- 
ing games with a boulder during FTX). and 
ahead one new pair of stars. Now content. 
Mike awaits only graduation and a very won- 
derful addition to his life. 






John Joseph Sheedy 

"Jack" "Sheedy" 

Civil Engineering, Navy. Pvt.. ASCE. Malcon- 
tents Club-President. 

The Jersey City Jet probably never really 
arrived at the Institute with the rest of his 
Brother Rats. Although he flirted with military 
aspirations for the first semester of his Rat year, 
he soon found out that a six button double- 
breasted Edwardian suit was much more be- 
coming than a set of US Army OD shade 

With his mind firmly entrenched in the 
civilian world, Jack set out to get through VMI 
with as little effort in the military as possible. 
He has admirably succeeded and is now the 
proud possessor of the longest hair on any head 
(with a receding hairline) in the Corps. 

With his mind firmly fixed on future goals 
and ably assisted by Judi, the prime mover 
in his life, Jack is headed for law school and 
then on to bigger and better things in the 
world, "Outside," and there is no doubt they 
will be big! 

Michael Frederick Sheu 


Civil Engineering. Infantry, Pvt.. Rat Swim- 
ming, ASCE, AFC, Malcontents Club-Secretary. 

"Who is the guy with the grossly long hair 
and the heavy beard I see running around 
here?" This question has been asked by cadet 
officers for the last three years. The answer 
can now be divulged. It's Mike Sheu the "Pri- 
vates' Private." 

For Mike. VMI has not been the easiest place 
in which to exist. Since he has a propensity for 
the fun-filled civilian life, the military and ac- 
ademic aspects of VMI have sometimes been 

Mike's darkest hour came after he had spent 
two summers and two academic years at the 
Institute, but a light appeared in the form of 
a girl named Leslie and chased away the ac- 
ademic clouds. 

With marriage in the very near future and 
his goals somewhat more solidified, Mike is 
ready to leave the Institute and begin what will 
no doubt be a fruitful and far from ordinary 
engineering career. 



Jersey City. New Jersey 


Mount Kisco. New York 

Rodney Floyd Shu 


Civil Engineering, Infantry. Cpl., Pvt.. Rat 
Football. Rat Baseball, Varsity Baseball. Rugby. 
ASCE. Monogram Club. 

From the Big Orange Country, Knoxville. 
Rod came to the Institute following in the 
footsteps of one of VMI's most illustrious grad- 
uates, "Pounding Paul" Shu. 

Rod started off his Third Class year in fine 
style as a corporal, but for some odd reason 
he got the idea of rank out of his head and put 
his full effort into other endeavors, mainly 
starting in left field for the Big Red baseball 
team. Then in his First Class year, young Pud 
showed his ability to run with an odd shaped 
ball, in the family tradition, as a star rugger. 

Rod's travels have carried him all the way 
from the Nation's Capitol to deep in the heart 
of Dixie, with many good times at every stop. 
Seldom does anyone meet a cadet at VMI that 
is as well-liked as Rod. He has no enemies, 
mainly due to his unselfish attitude and his 
willingness to help anyone at anytime. At 
graduation Big Pud will certainly be missed by 
everyone at VMI. not to mention the many 
Southern Belles who have succumbed to Rod's 


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Rahway, New Jersey 


Selma. Alabama 


Criders, Virginia 

Harland Edgar Sisler 


History, Armor, Pvl., Rat Football, Varsity 
Football. BOMB Staff, Monogram Club, Ski 
Club, Rugby Club, YRC, Parly Committee, 

As an import from Rahway (the only way]. 
New Jersey (which is another story in itself], 
Mike's first attempt to blend into the Virginia 
tradition began his Third Class year in the 323 
pit. From there it was down hill all the way. 
The Hay Rack Incident, the Water Drinking 
Incident, and many months of confinement, 
mellowed him in the ways of a Virginia Gentle- 

Mike's unique anatomy and distinguished 
stationery have been a topic of discussion since 
his arrival, and his extremely successful foot- 
ball career as a guard has perplexed many 
people; however to those who know him it's 
elementary — Mike has something to guard. 

What does the future hold in store for Mike? 
God only knows. Perhaps his fellow Rahwayan, 
a little brunette named Mary Jane can answer 
that question. Whatever endeavor Mike pur- 
sues, probably executive vice president of 
Funzy's Fish Market, the future looks bright. 
Good luck to a great Brother Rat; one who his 
fellow Brother Rats will never forget. 

Julian Houston Smith, Jr. 


Civil Engineering. Rat Football, Rat Indoor & 
Outdoor Track, Varsity Football and Cadet 
Coach, ASCE. Monogram Club-Secretary-Trea- 
surer-President, Athletic Council, Rugby Club, 
Deep South Club. 

Julian Smith — the man who broke his neck in 
the annual classic on Thanksgiving Day — so 
much did he sacrifice for a team victory. 

Julian's career in football at VMI was con- 
tinued in coaching during his Second and First 
Class years. His knowledge, interest, and spirit 
helped many rat tootball players. 

However, there were other interests in Coach 
Smith's cadetship. Few people will ever forget 
the sight of Julian partying in his neck brace. 
His love for parties is unmatched — it's too bad 
that he remembers so few. Then there was the 
memorable 2nd Class year — Ring Figure in 
D. C; the "Houston Hilton;" The opening of 
Bridge Club 258; The Sugar Bowl Pilgrimage; 
Marks. Shu. Smith— 186 demerits and almost 
two demerit periods to go. 

Julian is respected by the Corps for his 
modesty, sincere honesty, and willingness to 
help anyone. We thank him for the priviledge 
of his friendship. 

Terry Rex Smith 


Civil Engineering, Pvt.. Sgt., Rat Football. 
Rat Wrestling. Varsity Football, Dean's List. 
ASCE. Ghetto. Summer Camp Sinkers. 

Terry entered VMI eighteen years and one 
day old. He was an innocent, moral, kind, 
"good-guy" type of person. It took a while for 
him to change, but he did. By his last year he 
was a true ghetto hedonist. He only had one 
flaw. He was made First Sergeant. 

This high ranking Civil Engineer learned 
many valuable things here. Among his foremost 
accomplishments are sleeping, drinking beer, 
spending money, and eating fifteen pieces of 
"greasy bird" at one meal (a VMI record. God 
bless him!] 

Terry has had only a few disappointments in 
his four years. One was summer camp, which 
he disliked because it took him away from the 
farm, and another his dyke who refused to do 
anything for him. 

Terry Smith is one of the truly remarkable 
and rare people. He is intelligent (Dean's List], 
physically superior (four years of football] 
and conscientious (a respected ranker]. He is 
destined to make VMI proud of him and we 
are all lucky to know him. 

Edwin Archer Snead, II 


Biology, Artillery. Pvt., Rat Rifle Team. Var- 
sity Rifle Team-Treasurer. 

Ned's Rat year was a little shaky. He got off 
on the wrong foot, (or the right foot, depending 
on how you look at it] by informing a few select 
members of the Second Class that he thought 
it was pretty silly to be running around the 
second stoop, doing exercises, and lugging an 

Besides striving towards a Corps for the pri- 
vates, mixing "Palmer's Pink Potent Pepper- 
mint Passion," and grasping every opportunity 
to enjoy the "good life." Ned has had a few 
eccentric moments like the time he "rear- 
ranged" eighteen flags on the Princess Anne 
Golf Course. 

One of the most humanly honest men in our 
class, Ned is a friend not everyone is lucky 
enough to have. 

George Murrell Snead, III 


Civil Engineering. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt., Lt„ 
Rat Rifle Team. Distinguished Military Student, 
Dean's List. ASCE. Wesley Foundation. Cadet 
Battery-Executive Officer, Cadet Library As- 
sistant, Northern Virginia Club, Nelson County 
Club-President. Jackson Battery Reactivation 

Starting his cadetship as the "Handsomest 
Boy in Nelson County High School." Mike has 
gone on to make a different kind of name for 
himself at the Institute. He is both ranker and 
"one of the boys," a very rare distinction in 
itself, and has thus somehow managed to fuse 
VMI's seeming paradox. A potential "Don 
Juan," Mike was soon corralled by a pretty 
Mount Sydney miss with whom he has spent 
many happy hours, including numerous trips 
to Goshen. 

Yes, whether it's tackling a CE problem of a 
BR in the Barracks study room after Taps, or 
intently listening to another cadet's gripe. Mike 
shows himself to be a person of unique 
quality— a trait that is sure to bring him as 
much success in later life as it has here at VMI. 

James Roderick Spacek 

"Space" "Spastic" 

Civil Engineering, Armor, Cpl., Pvt.. Lt.. Dis- 
tinguished Military Student, ASCE-Executive 
Board. Catholic Choir. Newman Club. AFC. 
Fire Fighters. Scouters Club. Tanker Platoon, 
Tidewater Club, Intramurals, Lab Assistant. 

"Space" came to VMI in search of intellectual 
maturation and. after a few close brushes with 
N.E.B.'s famous "shafts." he found it — sur- 

Surviving isn't all Jimmy managed to do here, 
however. Aside from holding rank for two 
years and maintaining his other activities, he 
always had the time to lend a hand, to listen, 
or to give some of his tactful advice. He never 
seemed to lose contact with two important con- 
cepts—fairness and "Brother Rat." His easy 
going manner, friendly personality, and his 
wild stories of misadventure in the Sanitary 
Lab will be missed. 

\ dii took things as they came "Brother Rat." 
and we hold no doubts as to your success in the 
future. Just one parting bit of advice— 
"Iiiig/limus non Carbarumdom." 


Fairfax. Virginia 


Portsmouth, Virginia 



Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Robert Joseph Sperberg 


Civil Engineering. Artillery, Cpl„ Sgl., Pvt.. 
Ral Rifle Team, Varsity Riile Team, Distin- 
guished Military Student. Dean's List, ASCE. 
Newman Club, Hop & Floor Committee-Vice 
President. Finance Committee. IRC. 

Sperg's cadet life was the real big-time. As 
a Rat, he would show at "parlies" to "jockey 
for position" only to have the hay racks fall on 
him. The original penny pincher then took up 
the chore of milking his Brother Rats with his 
infamous black book, and the inner sanctums 
reaked of life-or-death financial dealings. After 
a few vain tries at beating the NEB system, the 

[ took charge of still another "Scooter" 

folly, the Hop and Floor Committee. But the 
crowning glory and end to a ranking career at 
the Insti-root was his stellar performance at 
summer camp. And when he wasn't giving Dago 
Dan's soutgrapewine stompers athlete's foot, he 
was playing Scrooge to the third member of the 
82 crowd, Donald, as in Duck. But when grad- 
uation arrives the frowns will turn to smiles 
and the really big times will begin. 

"Nice guys finish last." 

Robert Burns Spore 


History. Air Force, Pvt., Dean's List. IRC. 
AFC. YRC, French Club, Civil War Roundtable. 
Fencing, Resistance Francaise. 

That familiar bass voice on the first stoop 
announces the approach of none other than 
"Spiro" Spore or as he is known in guitar 
circles — "Ole Flash Fingers." Bob is really 
a man of many talents. His musical "skill" has 
enabled him to cut an album with that hot new 
Barrack's rock group "Elvis and the Pepperoni 
Pizzas." He also decided to show his numerous 
admirers his athletic side this year by joining 
the Fencing Club where he was affectionately 
known as the "Fourth Musketeer:" and yet, he 
did these things while tearing up Bosco's Con- 
temporary course and also earning the 
AFROTC's famed "I Care" award. And who 
else but "The Love Man" could turn the end 
of his Summer Camp into the now infamous 
"24 Hours of Passion" on Nantucket Island 
with his Sweet Briar honey? 

Good luck to a fine Brother Rat and Vive La 

Linwood Neil Steverson 
"Pickle" "Pee Wee" "Neil" 

History, Air Force. Cpl., Sgt., Lt.. Rat Base- 
ball. Dean's List, BOMB Staff. Wesley Founda- 
tion. Civil War Roundtable-President, Com- 
manders-Leader, SYD. Language Lab Assistant. 
Lejeune Hall Receptionist. Tidewater Club. 
Who's Who in American Hayracks. 

Neil "Pee Wee" Steverson was certainly a 
new breed for VMI. He has been a man of 
action; leader of the VMI Commanders, the 
Civil War Roundtable. and the intramural 
organizer for the Band Company Sultans foot- 
ball and Softball teams. The "slugger" also had 
a record as the barracks lawyer with 40 con- 
secutive permits approved, a VMI first. Neil 
was also known as a suave cadet whose black 
book got him through more than one hop week- 
end with two dates. The surprising thing is that 
he lived to tell about it. 

Good luck. "Pee Wee" and we'll be watching 
you to see "What's Happening!" 
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. 
But I have promises to keep 
And miles to go before I sleep 
And miles to go before 1 sleep." 


William Conrad Strickland 

"Strip Tee" 

Biology, Air Force. Cpl., Pvt., VAS, Baptist 
Student Union, Gymnastics, Glee Club. Tide- 
water Club. Whitenack Fan Club. 

"Strick" probably wasn't the first cadet who 
carried a picture of a duck in his hat for over 
a year. He probably wasn't the first Third 
who was frequently asked, "Who gave you 
permission to be out of the Rat Line?" And, 
he probably wasn't even the first Biology ma- 
jor to be boned for drinking a soft drink in 
class. But. if he wasn't, he sure tried hard. 

And then there were girls . . . girls and 
girls. "Strick" never missed a hop. and he 
never had tho same girl up twice. ("It 
wouldn't be good for the image"]. 

An individual? Without a doubt: and that is 
why we like him. Because of his easy-going 
personality and refusal to let the system get 
the better of him. Conrad achieved a popular- 
ity throughout the Corps that few cadets could 
match. His charisma marked him as a leader 
in the class and a valuable friend to the Insti- 


Portsmouth. Virginia 

Carl Ames Strock 


Civil Engineering, Infantry, Pvt.. Football, Rat 
Wrestling, Rugby Captain, Ghetto Rangers' 
President, Chairman Ring Committee, Chair- 
man Class Crest Committee. Rangers. Out- 
standing Ranger, ASCE, Aggressor Com- 
mander FTX, Cadet Receptionist, Military- 
Industrial Complex Symposium. 

The theory that every laugh begins with a 
sneer has its undoing in Carl. No one laughs 
at him, but everyone has laughed with him. 
"Strocks." "Stork." "Looser," "Lefty" — every- 
one knows him by a different name, but ev- 
eryone knows him well. Carl is as indispen- 
sable to a good party as alcohol. An inventive 
sort. Carl was able to amuse himself without 
the aid of his rifle, bayonet, and M.S. manuals 
during his incarceration in the form of military 
arrest. Carl took to the gridiron in the spring, 
and displayed his talent in a perfectly executed 
tackle on his own back. Perhaps his greatest 
contribution was his work in designing the 
ring, a symbol of the class that he was so 
much a necessary part. 


Hampton. Virginia 


I'LL (4ll.UI MISfNTt 

Frank Taylor Sutton, IV 


English, Artillery, Pvt., Rat Track. Intramu- 
rals. Elvis Fan Club — President. 

"From Rugby Road to Vinegar Hill . . . for 
as long as sex and liquor last we'll drink to 
the U. of V." Kelly definitely had a liking for 
that school over the hill, but that's natural for 
a boy from Charlottesville. Good looking girls 
and waterproof bourbon were not the only 
goals of this hard working cadet, for Kelly 
strived four long years at VMI to become the 
king of the tube room, PX. and. perhaps, the 
first-ranking private of his class. By no means 
a narrow student, his varied interests also 
encompassed the difficult fields of cards, pool, 
and pin-ball machines with such a vigorous 
endeavor that it can be said that Kelly mas- 
tered all of them. Whether it was due to pre- 
vious experience or just his strong determina- 
tion to succeed is hard to say. 

"Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron 
bars a cage" sums up in a few words Kelly's 
stay at VMI. He could always find a way, no 
matter what his predicament, to have a good 


Richmond, Virginia 


Pleasantville. New Jersey 


Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Stephen Earl Talley 

"Neck" "Nose" 

Biology. Armor, Rat Football, Varsity Football, 
Dean's List. VAS. Scuba Club, Ghetto. 

"Brother Rat, lemme borrow yer toothpaste, 
deodorant, shavin' cream, soap, brush, comb 
—I'll bring 'em right back. Oh yea, got a 
towel?" During Steve's cadetship probably the 
only thing that has grown larger than his nose, 
and a collection of borrowed items, is the 
number of people who have befriended our 
"Staunton neck." 

Steve's willingness to work hard, combined 
with his uncanny ability to make friends 
among the faculty and Tac staff, have pulled 
him through four years of VMI and at times 
have actually enabled him to make the Dean's 

Even though Steve spent most of his time in 
an academic building, he could always be 
depended upon to give his time to any 
Brother Rat who needed help. His tremen- 
dous sense of humor and his ability to laugh 
off any dispiriting situation, such as a mid- 
night cherry bomb under his hay, has made life 
bearable for all of us around him. Thanks, 
Brother Rat, for providing many of the fond 
memories we have of our cadetship. 

Randolph Scott Taylor 


English. Armor, Pvt.. New Cadet Batt. Cmdr., 
Rat Track, Rat Indoor & Outdoor Track. Ral 
Cross Countrv. English Speaking Union. PS1 
CHI. YRC, French Club. CADET Staff, BOMB 
Staff, Fire Fighters, AFC. Lab Assistant for SRF. 

Ran is living proof that life at VMI doesn't 
have to be dull. Between athletics, confine- 
ment, and probation — Randy has managed to 
transcend the system with many distinctions, 
wild adventures, and added spice to his life 
with a whole parade of lovely young femmes. 

However, he has done much more than just 
contribute to the scenery around VMI. A por- 
tion of our Ring Figure was paid for with the 
money he made by selling back to the alumni 
the bricks from their own building. His will- 
ingness to volunteer, his bearing, and his 
appearance have allowed him to serve in a 
number of positions within the Corps that 
even most rankers never assume. Then with 
his change of curriculum his second class 
year he showed the emergence of a true Ren- 
aissance man. 

Tazewell Gifford Taylor 


Economics. Artillery. CpL, Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Cross 
Country. Rat Indoor & Outdoor Track, Fellow- 
ship of Christian Athletes, PIC, Ring Figure 
Committee. Tidewater Club — Vice President. 
Soccer Club, Gymnastics Club. Cheerleader, 
"Beefo Lives." 

Taze is the class of 70's' answer to the old 
Corps. VMI men from the Taylor family 
stretch back to 1895 and our Brother Rat 
wasn't about to break the string. Affection- 
ately known as "mumbly-peg," "teter," and 
"t-well," Taze for the past four years has 
shaken the sand from his hair and the surf 
from his brain long enough to get back to Lex- 

He has truly run the gauntlet of what VMI 
has to offer. He's patiently suffered 10-6-30 for 
running the block; he's got a blanket full of 
Zollman's stains; he's stuck with Economics 
for four years; and has never understood why 
he has to have his hair cut on registration 

On the soccer team or the cheerleading 
squad, he is the very spirit of VMI. We'll al- 
ways remember this truly unique Brother Ral 
with a heart of gold that bleeds red, white, and 


APO. New York. Mew York 


Timonium. Maryland 


Natural Bridge, Virginia 

Joseph Nesbitt Tenhet III 

"Tens-hut" "Joe" 

Civil Engineering. Artillery. Pvt., Rat Judo 
Team. ASCE. First Sgt. CadetBattery, Barracks 

An Army brat with no better place to go. 
Joe felt that VMI might be a good place for 
school. Later, after five trips to the fifth stoop, 
he changed his mind. Everyone wanted to see 
the Rat named Tens-hut. Yes, Lexington was 
quite a come-down after D. C. 

]oe walked by himself and all places were 
alike to him. His most noted activities were 
sleeping, reading science fiction, listening to 
psychedelic music, dating Sem and going to 
summer school. Our boy was no scholar. To 
borrow from Thomas More, "his only books 
were woman's books, and folly's all they've 
taught him." From Sem to Mrs. Robinson to 
the great summer camp shoot down, it was a 
very good four years, right? 

"Now it's just another show, you leave'em 
laughing when you go. The Crystal Ship is being 

Charles Wellington Thompson, Jr. 


History. Cpl., Rat Baseball. BOMB-Man- 
aging Editor. English-Speaking Union, Lbrary 
Assistant, RDC Company Representative, 19711 
Food Committee, Fire Fighters, CADET Staff. 

Thus play 1 in one person many people, 
And none contented. Sometimes am I King, 
Then treasons makeme wish myself a begger, 
And so I am. Then crushing penury 
Persuades me 1 was better when a King. 
Then am I kinged again. And by and by 
Think [hat 1 am unkinged . . . 
And straight am nothing. Music do I hear? 
Ha. ha! Keep time. How sour sweet music is 
When time is broke and no proportion kept! 
I wasted time, now doth time waste me. 

—Richard II (V.v.) 

Larry Wayne Thompson 


Civil Engineering, Armor, Pvt., Soccer-Man- 
ager, ASCE, Ghetto Basketball League. 

Larry came to us from the wilds of "Natural 
Britches." just spittin' distance away from the 
big city. Determined to play the game straight 
and graduate, he spent the better part of his 
first two years studying. Barracks Study Room 
3 was founded and now rests under his bed 
in 130. A Christmas trip to Illinois started 
Larry's pursuit of those "finer things" in life, 
for at the start of his 2nd Class vear. there was 

During Larry's 1st Class year, those elusive 
class privileges were finally regained and 
immediately put to use with weekly "fishing 
trips to Ferrum." Whether Tish is the right one 
or not, we're sure Larry will win a wife, as well 
as a career, that all of us can envy. 



Mayport, Florida 

John Joseph Tice, IV 

Chemistry, Infantry, Cpl., Sgt., Cpt., Distin- 
guished Military Student, Dean's List, ACS, 
Newman Club, YRC. Fire Fighters. AFC. Club- 
house, Intramural Board. 

Undiscouraged by his unsuccessful attempts 
at sneaking cookies back from the mess hall, 
Fidget maintained his efforts and rose from 
eighth-ranking corporal his third class year to 
Echo Company Commander his first class year. 
His efforts placed "Tiger Echo" high in the 
competition and his company was the happiest 
on the hill. 

A charter member of the Northeastside Gang, 
Jay became famous for his antics during Hop 
Weekends. The fact that each year found him 
with a new female compaion strengthened his 
position on the VMI Confirmed Bachelors For- 
ever Club. 

Utilizing his experience from the lab, Jay 
had no trouble mixing liquids downtown. His 
ability in Chemistry could very likely lead 
him to great success in the future. 


Salem. Virginia 

Eugene Byron Trammell 


Biology, Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Football. Rat 

Basketball, Rat Track, Varsity Football. All 

Big Five Football Honorable Mention, All 
Southern Conference 2nd Team, IGBA. 

Colby never realized just how popular he 
was until his birthday his Third Class year. 
Underneath a couple of tons of B.R.'s, Colby 
and his beloved hayrack finally succumbed to 
the pancake type pressure. 

His Biology background took him away from 
barracks to enjoy afternoons of fishing and 
hunting along the Maury with Chismo. He liked 
the idea so well that he began to spend week- 
ends hunting other game in Farmville. Appar- 
ently not all of his good moves are on the foot- 
ball field. 

His cadetship has been busy. Time had to be 
divided between athletics, military, Chis and 
other BR's. and a tough curriculum. Sometimes 
the going was rough but he met the challenge. 


Newport News. Virginia 

David Jennings Trenholm 


History, Air Force, Pvt.. Rat Swimming. Golf 
Team-Manager. Dean's List. French Club. Hop 
& Floor Committee, Cheerleader. Tidewater 
Club, Insurance Committee. Ghetto. 

B.C.. "D.T.," "Don Juan," "Ape Man."— call 
him what you wish, Dave will always be re- 
membered by his Brother Rats. It can be said 
that Dave was no authority on the military 
aspects of VMI, but what he lacked in military 
bearing, he made up for in his academic pur- 
suits. He looks at studying as a challenge, not 
a drudgery. Consequently he has never had 
trouble with his books either on the first floor 
of Scott Shipp Hall or the fifth. 

Speaking of "fifths," Dave will always be 
remembered for his abilitv to have a good time 
whenever possible, which enabled him to be the 
life of the party. 

Dave never hesitated in helping anyone with 
anything. He always seemed to be there when 
you most needed him. None of the Class of 
70 will ever forget him and now wish the "Ape 
Man" the best of luck. 

Edwin Randall Trinkle 

"Ed" "Trink" 

History. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt., Lt.. Fencing Club- 
Co Captain. Distinguished Military Student. 
Rangers. Fire Fighters, YRC. SYD, IRC. French 
Club. Northern Virginia Club, AFC. Rifle & 
Pistol Club. 

Ed's consistency is remarkable. He's been 
cordially disliked by three successive years of 
Rats who have had the misfortune to run afoul 
of him in one of his enforcing moods. He's 
meted out — and received — his share of 
officialdom's wrath for infractions. To his 
credit, his attitude has been such that his avoca- 
tion of the system was done in the spirit of 
expecting no less from others than the degree 
of responsibility which he himself strove to 
develop and exhibit. 

A martinet, though, couldn't have had a 
unique personality that exhibited itself as Ed's 
did. His prolonged series of feminine intrigues 
was not without its scars as well as triumphs. 
It all inevitably ended, though, with Ed smiling 
and adding another name to the headboard of 
his hayrack in anticipation of the next girl . . . 

His iconoclastic attitude, quick wit, and 
genuine sincerity mark him as an unusual man, 
and one worth watching. The Army might re- 
cover from its association with Ed — but we 
wouldn't bet on it. 

Whiteman Samuel Truette, III 


History, Marines. Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Cross 
Country. Rat Indoor Track. Intramural Cross 
Country. English Speaking Union, BOMB-First 
Class Editor, Class Committee Representative, 
Ring Figure Committee. 

". . . So I thought: they aren't going to get me 
on this racing lark, this running and trying to 
win, this jog-trotting for a bit of blue ribbon, 
because it's not the way to go on at all. though 
they swear blind that it is. You should think 
about nobody and go your own way, not on a 
course marked out for you by people holding 
mugs of water and bottles of iodine in case 
you fall and cut yourself so that they can pick 
you up — even if you want to stay where you 
are — and get you moving again." 

From The Loneliness of the Long-Distance 

Carson Linwood Tucker 


English. Artillery. Cpl.. Sgt., Cpt.. Distin- 
guished Military Student, Distinguished Ac- 
ademic Student. Dean's List. Who's Who, Su- 
perior Cadet Ribbon & Pendant. English Soci- 
ety, English Speaking Union, Rhodes Candidate, 
BOMB Staff-Associate Editor. Posit Comm.. 
CADET Staff, Religious Council. Cadet Salute 
Battery. YRC. YAF. PSS. IRC, Fire Fighters, 
AFC. WW Fellow, Valedictorian. 

If any individual can demonstrate all that is 
good about the VMI. it surely must be someone 
who entered without knowing what a "Rat- 
line" was and left as a distinguished student 
and battalion commander. While many of us 
have taken our education here for granted and 
complained about its rigors. Tuck's opportunity 
to stay here has been an up-hill fight from 
which he has unquestionably emerged as the 
exemplar of the VMI system, as well as the 
most dedicated defender of its ideals. His 
interest in improving the VMI. both in barracks 
and in the public eye. has taught us all a lesson 
in the real meaning of devotion; and though the 
system itself will compromise, the uncompro- 
mising fairness and inlellectualism he has in- 
jected promise to be the legacy of his efforts. 
Throughout all of Carson's endeavors he has 
been fortunate in having the quiet inspiration 
nl his ever-patienl Sandra. 


Albemarle. North Carolina 



Newport News. Virginia 


Nalrona Heights, Pennsylvania 


Gary Paul Tyler 

"Gary" "Tweet" 

Civil Engineering, Air Force, Pvt.. Intramural 
Football, Intramural Basketball, Softball Offi- 
cial, ASCE, Cadet Bugler, Commanders. 1-'1P, 
Stale Cadelship. 

Any suitable discussion of a character such 
as Gary Tyler's could take volumes, but 
imited by time and space, we must settle for 
just a few meaningful observations. Gary can 
usually be found at the small end of a bugle 
summoning the Corps to a formation or at the 
low end of a fifteen-foot set shot in Cocke Hall. 
Gary has perfected the thirty second delay 
between rounds of assembly and this fact alone 
endears him to the members of the Corps. 
Being a CE, it was almost mandatory for Gary 
to struggle through his first two years, but since 
then Gary has proved very capable. Gary's 
personality exudes a kind of cheeriness which 
makes it impossible for anyone to feel blue 
for any period of time when in his presence. 
Being content to make the best of every situa- 
tion without making a splash is one of Gary's 
guidelines. and his friends would have to add 
that Gary lends something to every situation. 
We therefore will Gary to the world and wish 
much continuing success. 

Jerry Ronald VanLear 

Civil Engineering, Air Force, Cpl.. Pvt.. ASCE. 

Jerry turned off life's expressway to make the 
journey over the rough sideroad of the VMI 
with the determination to smooth it out as best 
he could. During his Rat year, he did a good job 
of it. Emerging from the hardest part of the trip 
with barely a scar, his Third Class year found 
him showing others how to take the ride more 
comfortably . He carried this trait over into his 
Second Class year, adding to his accomplish- 
ments one more: Band Company party-man. 
a job he did well with all too little credit. The 
final year found Jerry finishing up a long, hard 
journey with high spirits. Driving the Band 
Company football team through the season 
without many injuries showed him to be the 
leader he truly is. Jerry has the drive and deter- 
mination many people lack, and his fellow 
cadets will long remember him for it. 

Joseph Edward Vojtecky 

"Joe" "Vo" 

Biology. Marines, Cpl., Pvt.. Sgt.. Rat Football. 
Rat Indoor & Outdoor Track, Varsity Indoor & 
Outdoor Track, VAS. Sounding Brass. Ring 
Committee-Co-Chairman. RDC-President. Gen- 
eral Committee, Astronomy Club. Rangers. Fel- 
lowship of Christian Athletes. Pittsburgh Club. 

A complex personality is always harder to 
describe than a shallow one. Joe is among the 
few who are not characterized by any one idea 
or ideal, but by a collage of esoteric descrip- 
tives. He is not afraid to get involved. His 
myriad of activities illustrate this total involve- 

The desire to succeed has encompassed his 
cadelship in every phase of activity. From artist 
to U. S. Marine, this desire has not proved sub- 
servient. He has excelled in the realms of the 
military, athletics, and academia. 

His accomplishments many, and his chance 
at medical school assured, Joe has certainly 
gotten more from VMI than most — but then, 
again, he did more for it. 



Lampoc. California 


Kenbridge. Virginia 


Petersburg, Virginia 

Jonathan Sawyer Vorderraark, II 

"Iron Man" "Local Boy" "Jon" 

English. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt., Lt., Rat Indoor 
& Outdoor Track. Distinguished Military Stu- 
dent. Distinguished Academic Student. Dean's 
List. English Honors Candidate. Timmins Soci- 
ety-Vice President. Ring Committee. English 
Society. English Speaking Union. BOMB- 
Editorial Staff, 298 Club. Who's Who. 

An English-Biology major, )on took Scott- 
Shipp by storm, leaving stars in the eyes of 
his profs, as well as on his sleeves. He still 
ventures across campus for bouts with the 
Biology and Chemistry Departments. (He is one 
of the few people to face both "King Tut" and 
"The Butcher" successfully.) 

As VMI's self-styled intellectual, Jon's ideal 
date is a vivacious blond with a Ph.D. in Ro- 
mantic Poetry, in front of a crackling fire, with 
a bottle of 12 year Scotch, and a Beethoven 
symphony. The topic of conversation, of course, 
would be Renaissance morality. 

Knowing where the truth lies, and confident 
that the secrets of the universe are to be found 
in organic chemistry. Jon is out to be an RA 
doctor. Since four years at the Institute haven't 
daunted him. it's a sure thing that no medical 
school on the outside can stop "Iron Man." 

Alvin Wilder Wadford 


Economics, Air Force, Cpl.. Pvt., Rat Basket- 
ball, Rat Cross Country, Varsity Tennis. Dis- 
tinguished Aerospace Student. Distinguished 
Academic Student, Dean's List. Who's Who, 
CADET Staff, Ring Figure-Chairman, Military 
Industrial Complex Symposium-Cadet Coordi- 
nator, Honor Court. 

"Hey. where did I leave that pen? Who's 
borrowed my gloves? I swear I left that darn 
thing lying on my desk!" To see Wad around 
Barracks would leave one with the impression 
of complete chaos; however, his ability to 
organize, plus his quality of sound judgment 
can be seen in the job he has done as 1970 Ring 
Figure Chairman, Chairman of the Military 
Industrial Complex Symposium, and as a mem- 
ber of the Honor Court. Though denied military 
leadership, he maintained his position of 
leadership in the Economics Department as 
"Papa" Morrison's number one son. So with a 
grin on his face and a gobble in his heart. 
Turkey heads for law school where he will 
surely be as successful as he was at the In- 

Warren Curtis Wagner 


History. Armor. Pvt.. Rat Fencing, Varsity 
Fencing. Distinguished Military Student. Chap- 
el Choir-Director. Brass Choir-Director, Glee 
Club Administrative Assistant, Rangers, 
Tanker Platoon, Rifle & Pistol Club. Assistant 
Drum Major, Civil War Skirmishers, Timmins 
Music Society, SYD. Regimental Band. 

Leaving Petersburg, that bastion of old. 
Southern aristocracy, Warren entered VMI 
with his own type of idealism. Though the 
goals of this idealism have been many and 
varied, his best performances have been in the 
areas of attaining rank and staying off confine- 

Needless to say. Warren decided he had to 
branch out into more successful endeavors. The 
results of this energy redirection have been 
his VMI-Madison dating service— courtesy of 
Miss Kim Johnson: his search for a German 
speaking Rat from whom he could ask menus: 
Wagner's liquor delivery service; and the 
brass choir. 

Xot only is he staring a regular Army com- 
mission in the face, but Kim is about to put 
a ring in his nose. Naturally Warren will come 
through all this in his unique style. 


Norfolk. Virginia 


Virginia Beach, Virginia 


Stanaford, West Virginia 

Charles Waite Walker 

"Fat Charlie" 

Civil Engineering, Armor, Cpl., Pvt., Varsity 
Soccer. ASCE, Tidewater Club. Mayflower All- 

Charlie came to VMI thinking he knew all 
about it, but he soon found he did not know as 
much as he thought. After visiting the RDC 
four times, he started adjusting to the VMI 
way of life. He learned that one of the things 
not to do was to burn out the Thirds below him. 
His Rat year was highlighted by the weekend 
with "Big Red." During his Third Class year 
there was a short and traumatic romance dur- 
ing his roommate's $23 fiasco. He was a corpo- 
ral for a short time but soon returned to the 
ranks of the privates where he really belonged. 

He started off his Second Class year by scor- 
ing a goal for the other team in the first soccer 
match — but he more than made up for that in 
later games. During the summers Charlie be- 
came a permanent resident of the Lexington 
area, staying on a vast estate next to the Lexing- 
ton Airport. He settled down to come back for 
his First Class year which he hopes will be 
his last at VMI. 

Richard Holland Walker 

Biology. Air Force. Pvt., Rat Wrestling, Var- 
sitv Wrestling, VAS, CADET Staff, Religious 
Council. YRC. 

"Dixie" — No one quite knew him well enough 
and those who did weren't too sure. He wasn't 
too sure of the left-rights at first, but he was 
determined to do well and, as it turned out, 
he did. He wasn't sure where he was headed 
but as the years passed, plagued with "beauti- 
ful" blind dates, a determined bodv-building 
program from the bowels of Cocke Hall, he de- 
veloped a talent for convincing one that VMI 
wasn't all bad if you gave it some deep thought. 

Dixie's summers were filled with Virginia 
beaches studded with aluminum Budweiser 
Beer cans. Anyway, Dixie realized he was 
headed for more than the beach with the 
responsibilities he himself knew he was cap- 
able of handling. 

Dixie's agreement with VMI has aided the 
development of a prolific mind with a concern 
for something more than a Saturday night up- 
town. Of course, there will be Saturday nights 
uptown, but far from the Institute, in a dif- 
ferent uniform for a while, and then — we don't 
reallv know. Neither does Dix. 

George Harold Warden, Jr. 


History. Infantry, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt., CADET Staff, 
Religious Council-Clerk. Northeastside Gang, 
Anti-Intellectual Non-Entity. 

On September 8. 1966. George Warden put 
on his first pair of shoes. Being from West Vir- 
ginia. George tells us he "didn't have a pair of 
shoes till he came to college." Well George 
entered VMI and after almost going excess for 
the first semester in the first grading period 
and other various incidents which earned him 
the name of "Jinx," George straightened out 
and went on to live an interesting and eventful 

Never giving up his aspiration for rank, 
George was to become a corporal, only to be 
busted. However, his true (?) potential (?) was 
finally recognized and George earned a Sabre 
his First Class year. George, however, does not 
attribute all of his success to personal ability. 
A lot of it goes to a certain girl with whom 
George will be locked up on graduation day. To 
a true Brother Rat we wish the best of luck and 
hope to see at our first class reunion George. 
Pam and a few little Wardens. 

Gerald Leroy Waterman, Jr. 


Civil Engineering, Air Force. Cpl.. Pvt.. Rat 
Swimming. ASCE, Number 1 Club, RDC. 

Jerry started his Rat year with ambitions of 
being a "Zoomie Pilot," a ranker and a History 
major. In lieu of going stir-crazy from reading 
books for the next four years, he changed over 
to Civil Engineering. First semester of his 
Third Class year. Jerry became a charter mem- 
ber of 1970's Number One Club, as a result of 
playing Michelangelo %n the Tech campus. 
His artwork was not appreciated and after 
four months of hard labor and visiting Johnny's 
after the confinement checks, Jerry discarded 
brasso and polish for booze and women. His 
Second Class year Jerry spent pursuing three 
goals: being a beach bum, grub, and 4-F. He 
succeeded admirably in two out of three with 
conduct pro to his credit. As Jerry closes out his 
cadetship his only goals are: first Sherry, then 
his BMW, and finally just getting out. In the 
future Jerry will succeed in many endeavors, 
whether he intends to or not. 

John Stephen Waters 


Biology. Artillery. Cpl.. Rat.. Rat Soccer. Rat 
Track, Gymnastics, Varsity Soccer, Varsity 
Track. Distinguished Militarv Student. Dean's 
List, CADET Staff, VAS, Scuba Club, Ski Club. 

Directed by the misconception that the Rat 
year at VMI left little to do but study and make 
good grades. Steve abandoned U.Va.. U.NC. 
and other such evil institutions and joined the 
ranks of the misguided. 

Initially. Steve had his eyes set on stripes 
and the sabre, but his efforts in this area left 
him academically floundering. The smaller 
member of the Mutt and Jeff team of spear 
chuckers, he thrived on competition from 
those "big boys" and successfully captured 
the school record for the javelin. 

Midway through his Third Class year. "Little 
Elvis" gave up the brasso and shoe polish 
for the suture and the scalpel. 

From his "Great Escape" and rendezvous 
at the R. E. Lee to Bill's and his psychedelic 
freak-out. which brought on the wrath of the 
commandant. Steve has lived by the motto: 
"Freedom from desire leads to inward peace" 
—whatever that reallv means. 

John Christian Watson 

"J. C." "Jake- 
Biology. Air Force, Pvt., Rat Baseball. Rat 
Swimming. Rat Basketball, Judo, VAS. Astron- 
omy Club. Raphine Club-President and Vice 

The highest distinction claimed by Jake has 
been his status as the only transfer student 
from Raphine University attending VMI. 
Rumors have continually circulated that hint 
of the large bonus that J. C. received when he 
deserted Raphine U. to play in the IGBA. Jake 
refuses to comment on the charge that he dis- 
cussed the jump with Dave Bing. 

His great love while at the Institute was 
Carroll. Those who have known Jake well, 
realize the depth of his respect for Carroll 
Dale and all the Packers. Jake is the greatest 
Green Bay fan in barracks. 

Even with these interests, [. C. has found 
time to establish himself as the master ter- 
rorist within barracks. The battalion staffs 
spent all of last year in stark terror guessing 
when he would strike next. Although he denies 
the assasination attempt against Talley our 
Third Class year, there is little doubt who was 

Perhaps John's success is in some part due 
to the privileged standing he enjoys in Smith 
Hall. In any event he has survived two years 
with Ratso and life cannot hold a greater 


Vestal, New York 


Jacksonville, Florida 

Raphine, Virginia 

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Joseph Howell Way, Jr. 


Biology, Armor, Pvt., Rat Cross Country, Indoor 
Track. Spring Track, Dean's List, Ring Figure 

"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." 
Once Hal realized a goal, no matter what it was, 
he did not cease striving to achieve it. He was 
never circumvented in his desire to drink, 
sleep, date girls, sleep, watch TV, sleep, study, 
sleep, sleep and sleep; in that order of impor- 
tance. He appeared to always be dazed, very 
quiet, or rather dumb, but that was because his 
mind was on the more important aspects of a 
cadet's life; to drink, sleep, date girls, sleep, 
watch TV. sleep, study, sleep, sleep and sleep. 
He spent many hours with a book in his lap, 
lying horizontally on his hay, pursuing his in- 
tellectual goals, and many other hours lying on 
his hay without his book, pursuing his physio- 
logical needs. 

Mever far from his rifle, book, or beer, he 
lasted four years in the cold mountains of 
Western Virginia, even if it look four or five 
blankets for some of those cold evenings. 

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Richmond. Virginia 


Crewe, Virginia 

Gary Alan Weishaar 


Civil Engineering, Armor, Pvt., ASCE, Hop 
& Floor Committee, Mayflower All-Stars. 

Hunch-a-Bunch came to VMI from the greater 
Crewe-Burkeville metropolitan area. After a 
year on "Big Louie's" payroll, he descended to 
the third stoop; many a night after taps one 
could see the human jellyroll spreading joy 
and sunshine until one night it happened to be 
to Capt. Miller. Making his headquarters in 
Oakum Heights, Gary started his famous 
"Hunch-a-Bunch" Enterprises, holding stock in 
Johnny's. Steves', and the CI, with business 
associates such as Twist King, Fat Charlie, 
Buddy and Tree. His Second Class year he 
became quite the ladies' man taking Sem by 
storm. This was ended by someone else's hair- 
cut. During his spare moments, he became 
281's self-appointed gardener as "The Hawk" 
found himself owner of the only record cabinet 
in barracks to grow yellow daffodils over night. 

Gary will always remain one of the most 
personable members of our class, and we wish 
him all the luck in the world in whatever he 
may attempt. 

Frederick Morrison Werth, Jr. 


English. Air Force, Pvt., Sgt. Maj.. Dean's 
List. French Club. Fencing Club, FIP. 

"The best of men is like water; 
Water benefits all things 
And does not compete with them. 

It dwells in (the lowly) places that all disdain. 
— Wherein it comes near to the Tao." 

From the Too Teh Ching 


Marion. Virginia 

Donnie Edward Wheatley 


Electrical Engineering, Marines. Pvt., Sgt., 
Rat Basketball, Rat Cross Country, Varsity 
Soccer, Lacrosse, Dean's List. IEEE, Ghetto 
Basketball League, Military Arrest Club. 

|ust four short years ago, VMI's own Gomer 
Pyle, Donnie Wheatley, entered Jackson Arch 
to trade his moonshine jug and bare feet for an 
M-l and a pair of combat boots. From that 
moment throughout his cadetship. "Wheats" 
has divided his time between collecting a 
boundless supply of friends, and proving to 
to them that cadet life doesn't always have to 
be dull. 

Donnie quickly adapted to military life after 
leaving those carefree days in the mountains. 
He adapted so well in fact, that he joined the 
Green Beret counterpart to the Navy, the 
Marine Corps. Finally, as a First Classman, 
Wheats' dream of being "one of them thar 
Officers" became a reality when he was pro- 
moted to Supply Sergeant of F Company. 

How do you handle a 200 pound Marine? Ask 
Mary! We all wish Mary (she'll need it) and 
Donnie the best of luck. 

Robert Henry Wieler 


Electrical Engineering. Air Force, Pvt.. Rat 
Track. Dean's List, Hop and Floor. Young Re- 

Syosset. New York (three miles north of 
Hicksville) is responsible for Wheels and Ron 
Swaboda. The importance of this phenomenal 
feat is sometimes questioned, but there is no 
denying the uniqueness of our own "Ratso." 

Bob was beside himself when he found a 
hometown boy to be his dyke, play mother, 
valet, and general handyman for him. They got 
along famously as long as the hay was down 
at the first free CP in the morning and it even 
got to the point that Rich handled the hay roll 

Wheels came to Lexington to conquer NEB, 
but learned the technique of hibernation along 
the way and became the first sleep-in student 
to acquire a degree in EE in the Institute's 
long, illustrious history. 

Actually Rico loved the life at the Institute 
so much so that he only took one weekend in 
four years. (Which was close to the number of 
weekends he experienced in which he wasn't 
exess or on confinement]. 

Bob will long be remembered as a true friend 
and a believer in the reallv important things in 

Gordon Elam Williams 


Chemistry. Artillery. Pvt., Rat Football. Rat 
Track, Varsity Track-Co-Captain, Southern 
Conference Champion Pole Vault. Dean's List. 
ASC. Tobacco Bowl Escort, Monogram Club, 
IGBA. Illinois Club-Sec. -Trea., President. Out- 
standing College Athlete in America. 

Having been raised in a VMI family. Gordon 
came to VMI with the right attitude — to some- 
how exist at this place for four years and 
graduate. To the surprise of many, he has suc- 
ceeded in doing just that, but not before he left 
a mark of his own on the Institute. Gordon was 
not only the first Keydet to catapault over 15 
feet with a fibdrglass pole, but was able to stay 
in the top half of his curriculum while accumu- 
lating over 30 hours of D's. The originator of 
cheap thrills. Gordon could get high on 
buttered popcorn and to him. "speed" was 
doing better than 45 flat in the 440! 

Now that graduation is here, our hero looks 
forward to graduate school and the U.S. Army, 
while we. his Brother Rats, wish the best of 
luck to the biggest "hot-dog" of 'em all and a 
really great guy. 


Park Ridge. Illinois 


Rochester, Michigan 


Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 

William Paul Williams 


English, Air Force, Cpl„ Sgl.. LI., Rat Swim- 
ming, Dean's List, Honors in English, English 
Society, Debate Society, English-Speaking 
Union, English Tutor, Floor Committee, Mil- 
itary Industrial Complex Symposium. Garnett 
Andrews Program Director. FIP. Fire Fighters. 
Hop Committee-Business Manager. Cadet 
Lab Assistant. 

Few people have developed the ability to 
express themselves in as many ways and as 
well as this philosophical scotch drinker from 
the Motor City. Academics, the military, or 
social life — Willy is one of those individuals 
who can be all things to all people. He is 
always at the center of things, and his in- 
fluence can't but be constantly fell even 
though it may seldom be measured. As VMI's 
own apostle ol "hard rock" and the "electric 
funky," he has nevertheless more than lived 
up to what the "man" calls a "citizen-soldier." 
Mindful of the past record of the "soldier." 
we can expect many good things to come from 
the "citizen." There is no doubt that Willy 
will do well in the legal profession, as well as 
anything else he may feel obligated to en- 
hance with his own brand of integrity and dedi- 
cation. Here truly is "a man for all seasons." 

Charles Lunsford Wills, Jr. 

"Twist King" 

History, Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Golf, Rat Wres- 
tling. Varsity Golf. YRC, Monogram Club. 
Hawk's Nest. 

From the golf courses in the booming metro- 
polis of R.. N.C., Chuck came to VM1 with a 
sense of duty and family tradition. Recovering 
from the initial shock that VMI does not confer 
"Twist" degrees, he struggled through his rat 
year, secure with the knowledge that his best 
firend did what he had to do and married 
Charlie's girl to keep him from worrying about 
the poor girl's future. 

Starting a collection of specials. Chuck forgot 
most of his Second Class year with a conve- 
nient case of amnesia, which seemed to start at 
Ring Figure when he forgot his date's name. 
The dam finally broke for our hero when he 
succumbed to the alluring charms of Penelope 
Pitstop. who seems to have a contract on him 
after graduation. Yes, she led our hero out of 
his life of crime with such shadv associates as 
"The Chick", "Chicken-Hawk". "The Kid". 
"The Tree", "Fat Charlie" and "Hunch-a- 
Bunch." and put him on the straight and 


Richardson, Texas 

Donald Vernon Waldron Wills 

"D. V." 

History. Armor. Pvt.. Rat Football. Rat Wres- 
tling. Varsity Judo-State AAU ]udo Champion. 
Lacrosse. Rugby. Distinguished Military Stu- 
dent. Dean's List. IRC. Scuba Club. Tanker 
Platoon, Texas Club. 

Many years ago, in the land of our fore- 
fathers, a young man arrived in the East from 
out of that far western province of Texas, but 
fate did not smile upon him. and lo. he was 
transformed into a Rat. Don managed to sur- 
vive the worst VMI could provide and, despite 
his bi-semesterly applications to U.T.. he has 
remained with us for the duration. VMI (not to 
mention summer camp] has shown Don the true 
light, and this one-time militarist has now 
joined the ranks of the "enlightened ones." We 
frequently found the boy from "Big D" at the 
Pine Room with some sweet honey from one of 
the local girls' schools, although DV's memory 
of some of these infamous episodes seems to lie 
a bit hazy. Don's versatity and high standards 
of achievement have brought him successes 
ranging from State ]udo Champ to Dean's List 
grades, and should carry him into Grad School 
— though Wild Man Wills would be a shoe- 
in for Hell's Angles. Whichever path he 
chooses to take, we know he'll be a success. 


Arlington, Virginia 

Crofton Boyd Wilson 
"C. B." 

Electrical Engineering. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt.. 
Lt., Rat Swimming. Distinguished Military 
Student. Dean's List, IEEE, AFC, Rangers, 
Cadet Battery. VRC. 

CB arrived at these hallowed halls, a 
novice to the system, even though an Army 
brat. Since then, first as a sergeant, and then as 
E. Co. XO. he has proven one of our more real- 
istic rankers. Crofton, who has borne the pains 
of the Institute in a noble fashion, (amid a del- 
uge of disapproved permits) has developed a 
discerning taste for the finer things of life: 
Doc's, the hayrack weekends (anywhere but 
Lexington], "Southern Comfort," and fine 

It seems appropriate to wish our Brother Rat 
the best of luck, knowing that he will succeed 
in whatever he does, whether as an artillery- 
man, or as an engineer (if he lives through 
those conlinous nights of late study]. 


Brecksville. Ohio 

Kenneth Richard Wilson 

"Walking Death" 

History. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt., Cpt.. Distin- 
guished Military Student, AFC. Rangers. YRC, 
Cadet Battery, Rifle & Pistol Club-President, 
Hop & Floor Committee, Fire Fighters, CADET 
Staff. Interstate Gun runner. 

If you tried to ask K.R. for his personal defi- 
nation of life, he would undoubtedly concur 
with Chairman Mao that all power emanates 
from the muzzle of a rifle. With that, the inter- 
view would be abruptly terminated with one 
of KR's "unusual" expletives. For reasons best 
known only to KR, he has chosen to keep most 
of the facets of his personality to himself. 

Rarely have people noticed how fiercely 
committed KR is to his chosen beliefs and per- 
sonal loyalties, for it is unusual for a man 
steeped in professionalism to show any marked 
concern for his contemporaries, as KR does. 
All he has asked in return is that we respect his 
commitment to his personal causes and private 


Arlington. Virginia 

Robert Lewis Wood 

"Bob" "Woody" 

Electrical Engineering. Infantry. Fencing, 
IEEE, Amateur Radio Club. 

Given any combination of the little-bitty 
wires in his misc. box. Wood can produce any- 
thing from a stero-amp to a 300 volt shock for 
anyone grasping the door knob. All of this 
"practical application" finally paid off his 
Second Class year when he broke out of the 
Mallory and Scott Shipp slump and started 
pasting "A's" and "B's" on the EE grade sheets. 
Even with this improvement, he never lets 
academics interfere with his daily hibernation. 
Being an Air Force brat. Bob had hopes of 
stripes at VMI and an Air Force Commission, 
but now, thanks to his Third Class roommates, 
he has been converted to a clean-sleeved 
ground-pounder. We are sure that he will be 
a success in his chosen field — as long as he can 
get a couple of hours in the bag. 


Arlington, Virginia 

George Yurchak 


Electrical Engineering, Air Force. Pvt., IEEE, 
IRC, Bowling Team. Northern Virginia Club. 
Fire Fighters. 

Rest and relaxation best describe George's 
life at VMI for the past four years. According 
to some he seemed to sleep more than any 
cadet and yet have a good time. Amazingly, he 
always got his work done on time. 

He was always smiling and jovial, and was 
never one to let anything get him down. He 
also managed to keep a perfect record by stay- 
ing a private all four years. 

Now that he'll be graduating after four long 
years, we all wish him the best of luck in the 


Flourtown. Pennsylvania 

Thomas Henry Zarges 


Civil Engineering, Air Force, Cpl., Sgt., Cpt.. 
Who's Who, Rat Baseball. ROA Leadership 
Award, General Dynamics Award. ASCE. 
Lutheran Club. Honor Court, Ring Figure Com- 
mittee, AFC. Camp Cmdr. AF FTX. Posit Com- 

Responsibility has always seemed to fit so 
naturally on Tom that it is impossible to avoid 
being optimistic about everything he does. He 
doesn't have to try to be a leader, he just is. 
Never before has the burden of R.C. been 
borne with such amiable confidence or natural 
dignity. Above all, "Z" has been an outstanding 
Brother Rat with the best interests of the Corps 
his first concern. Over a beer uptown or a cup 
of coffee in headquarters, Tom has been a good 
listener and a good friend, because he likes 
people and people can't help but like him 
In trying adequately to say what shoud be said 
about a guy who can go straight to the top of 
"the System" and still maintain his equilib- 
rium, we are hard-pressed to avoid becoming 
trite. It will just have to suffice, therefore, to 
sav that he is the best of the best. 


The Second Class 

Jan Essenburg, President 

Five thousand miles separate the two 
extremes of mankind's inherently am- 
bivalent nature: war and peace. Some 
of our friends have died in a war so 
controversial that it defies every ele- 
ment of logical delineation. Other 
friends have felt the overpowering 
ebullience that rain often nurtures; 
rain like that which fell at Woodstock. 

The graffiti is down this year. 

We came back to the Institute not in 
the early fall, but in the late summer. 
It all wasn't so disheartening though, 
for it was being repainted. We were 
able to catch a glimpse of the process 
of transformation. However, the trans- 
formation was not singularly character- 
istic of the surface features. For no 
longer were we third classmen. Pres- 
ently we found ourselves moving into 
rooms which had always seemed be- 
yond our reach, not because of the 
physical proximity but because of the 
real significance. 

Al Davis, Vice-Pre 

Longfellow said that "all things must 
change, to something new, something 
strange." The inherent expectations 
which so often accompany a change in 
class has allowed any newness to affect 
us, at the worst, negligibly and oft- 
times apathetically. We are not so eas- 
ily swayed by that which is deserved. 
But there are no expectations in a 
change which brings a strangeness. 
Surely, there is something unusually 
different permeating the environs of 
the Institute. It is as if the new paint 
and the new privileges are trying to 
stifle the screams and cheers of far- 
away friends. The unexplainable 
strikes us peculiarly. Yes, the graffiti is 
down this year. Something is amiss. We 
know it. 

It was inevitable. 

Bobby Lockridge, Historian 





Gerald J. Acuff, Jr. 

Memphis, Tenn. 
James L. Adams 
Springfield. Va. 
Samuel T. Adams, Jr. 
The Plains. Va. 
James H. Aldous, Jr. 
Jacksonville. Fla. 
David G. Allen 
Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Thomas A. Beyer 

Cumberland. Md. 
Craig A. Biegel 
Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 
John D. Biggs 

Clarinda. Iowa 

Walter F. Billings 

Arlington, Va. 
Robert D. Bisaillon 

Orange, Conn. 

Monty A. Blankenship 

Roanoke, Va. 
Edwin H. Bodenheim, II 
Longview, Texas 
Armistead P. Booker, Jr. 
Charlottesville, Va. 
Luke M. Boyd, Jr. 
West Bridge water, Mass. 
A. Gilliam Bradshaw, III 
Norge, Va. 

John E. Brayshaw 

APO San Francisco, Calif. 

Donald W. Brown 

Roanoke, Va. 

Larry S. Brumback 

Middletown. Va. 

Warren J. Bryan 

Roanoke, Va. 

Oliver B. Bucher, III 

Temple Hills. Md. 

Hairston D. Burnette 

Martinsville, Va. 

William C. Buser 

Demarest, N.J. 

Peter R. Candler 

Roanoke, Va. 

Randolph O. Carroll, Jr. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Frank E. Caruso 

Alexandria, Va. 

James C. Caul 

Waynesboro. Va. 

John B. Caulfield 

APO San Francisco. Calif. 

Robert S. Christensen, Jr. 

Reva, Va. 

Richard G. Clampitt 

Dallas, Texas 

Richard L. Clary 

Richmond, Va. 

Ricky D. Cummings 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Daniel W. Czupryna 

Salem. Mass. 

George J. Dancigers 

New Rochelle, N.Y. 

Albert M. Davis 

Virgina Beach, Va. 

Russell H. Driskill, Jr. 

Rustburg. Va. 

Reid M. Dudley 

Arlington, Va. 

James M. Dunlap, Jr. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

John A. Ebeling, Jr. 

Clifton, Va. 

David A. Ellington 

Lexington, Va. 

Jan L. Essenburg 

Warsaw. Ind. 

Kenneth H. Coleman 

Appomattox, Va. 
Anthony L. Conques 
Fairfax. Va. 
William M. Conway 
Forstburg, Md. 
Alan H. Cook 
Staunton, Va. 
David C. Coulter 
Roanoke, Va. 

Christopher M. Councill 

Franklin. Va. 
Louis J. Cowardin, Jr. 
Richmond. Va. 
Wallace G. Cox, Jr. 
Sandston, Va. 
John R. Cranford 
Arlington, Va. 
Douglas R. Craven 
Laurel, Md. 

Gregory A. Fischer 

Hopewell. Va. 
Thomas A. Fitzgerald 
Hampton, Va. 
Robert C. Flanagan 
Alexandra, Va. 
Stephen C. Nogleman 
Alexandria, Va. 
Charles T. Forrest 
Evanston. 111. 

Paul D. Fraim 

Norfolk, Va. 
Sidney G. Friend, Jr. 
Falls Church, Va. 
Edward Frothingham, III 
Aiea Oahu. Hawaii 
MacDowell I. Garrett 
Roanoke. Va. 
Ronald L. Gault, Jr. 
Richmond. Va. 

James D. Gearhart 

Roanoke. Va. 
William H. Gentry, II 
Blacksburg, Va. 
William L. Ginder 
Dallas, Texas 
Roy M. Glass, Jr. 
Hopewell, Va. 
Timothy P. Golden 
Norfolk. Va. 

Steven W. Good 

Dayton. Va. 
Rorer J. Grant 
Danville. Va. 
James S. Gray 
Virginia Beach, Va. 
Ralph B. Groome 
Matoaca. Va. 
David M. Guffey 
Lima, O. 

John O. Guthrie 

Portsmouth. Va. 
Thomas F.Guthrie, III 
Belmar. N. J. 
Thomas W.Hall 
Ladvsmith, Va. 
Willard O. Hall 
Brattleboro, Vt. 
Charles F. Hamilton 
Lubbock. Tex. 

Erwin Hanke 
Somerset. N 
John H. Haring 
JohnW. Harlin 
Blue Mound, I 
Bruce C. Harvey 
Lynchburg, Va. 
Robert A. Haywood 
Raleigh. N. C. 

James E. Heely 

Portsmouth, Va. 
John T. Hennessy 
Arlington. Va. 
Wayne W. Hepler, Jr. 
Merritt Island. Fla. 
David R. Honeywell 
APO New York, N. Y. 
Ross G. Horton 
Wilmette, 111. 

Albert H. Jacoby, Jr. 

Roanoke, Va. 
William J. Jamieson, Jr. 
Atlanta, Ga. 
Fontaine G. Jarman, III 
Roanoke Rapids, X. C. 
Ross V. Jernigan 
Newport News, Va. 
Robert S. Jones 
Takoma Park. Md. 

James R. Kelly 

Pulaski, Va. 
Jerome F. Kelly 

Reedville. Va. 

David H. Kennedy 

Chambersburg, Pa. 
Malcolm T. Kerley 

Falls Church, Va. 

David R. King 

Samuel H. Kirby, Jr. 

Wvtheville, Va. 

John G. R. Kreamer 

Arlington, Va. 
David J. Krug 
Gales Ferry. Conn. 
Robert R. LaMoe 
Minneapolis, Minn. 
Jackson W. Landham, III 
Griffin. Ga. 
David A. Lawler 
Orange, Va. 


David L. Lawrence, Jr. 

Benlon, Tenn. 
Thomas W. Lawson 
Appomattox, Va. 

Terry L. Leake 
Luray. Va. 
Ronald L. Lewis 

Roanoke, Va. 

Charles B. Lindsey 
Alexandria, Va. 
Richard B.Littleton, Jr. 
Covington, Va. 
Richard M. Lloyd 
Springfield, Va. 
Robert S. Lockridge, Jr. 
Lynchburg, Va. 
Thomas L. Loizzi 
Jacksonville. Fla. 

Steven M. Marks 
Panama. Canal Zone 
Thomas E. Martenstein 
Richmond, Va. 
Michael G. Martin 
Montgomery, Ala. 
Stephen C. Matthews 
Silver Spring, Md. 
Thomas J. Maxson 
Oradell, N. J. 

Hunter H. Mays, Jr. 
Covington, Va. 
Robert V. Mazzoni 
Trenton. N. J. 
Robert N. McEwan 
Bluemont. Va. 
John M. McGuigan, Jr. 
Branford. Conn. 
Donald R. McMath 
Cape Charles. Va. 

Ronald L. Meng 

Perkiomenville. Pa. 
John R. Metzger 
Falls Church. Va. 
Ned M. Mikula 
Virginia Beach. Va. 
Douglas B. Miles 
Lewisberry, Pa. 
Scott S. Miller 
Richmond. Va. 

James D. Morefield 

Abingdon, Va. 

Kirk R. Murray 

Houston, Tex. 

James R. Neale 

Arlington. Va. 

James M. Neikirk 

Norfolk. Va. 

Green Bay, Wis. 

John H. Nilon 

Clearwater, Fla. 

John P. Noon 


Michael T. North 

Charlottesville. Va. 

Marion D. Oakley, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 

Barry L. O'Donnell 

Richmond. Va. 

Edward P. O'Loughlin, II 

Pompton Plains, N. J. 

Walter S. Otwell 

Portsmouth, Va. 

Paul L. Pace 

Pittsburgh. Pa. 

Oscar E. Padgett 

Bedford, Va. 

Mark A. Palmer 

Martinsburg. W. Va. 

James G. Pasco 

Richmond. Va. 

John M. Paton 

Alexandria, Va. 

Edward J. Patrick 

Salem, Va. 

Robert R. Patterson 

Charlottesville, Va. 

Charles F. Pearman 

Richmond. Va. 

Daniel E. Peer 

Vienna. Va. 

James W. Pendleton 

Roanoke. Va. 

Brewster Perry, Jr. 

Ivorvton. Conn. 

Jeffrey C. Peters 

Lexington. Va. 

Robert M. Pickral 

Lexington, Va. 

Kenneth R. Piernick 

West Springfield, Va. 

Allen R.Polls, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 
Stephen C. Price 
Falls Church, Va. 
Medford G. Ramey, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 

James L. Reid, Jr. 

Vienna, Va. 
Craig D. Rhodes 
APO New York. N. Y, 
George H. Robbins, Jr. 
Altavista. Va. 
Ellsworth M. Roberts, Jr. 
Newport News, Va. 
Charles C. Roder, Jr. 
Arlington, Va. 

Michael G. Rogers 
Glasser, N, J. 
John J. Ronayne 
Rockville, Md. 
William C. Rose 
Clinton. N. C. 
James M. Rovito 
Danbury. Conn. 
Douglas L. Rowe 
Richmond. Va. 

Bruce A. Rush 

Haysi, Va. 
Stephen L. Sanetti 
Hicksville, N. Y. 
John W. Saunders 
Sandston. Va. 
Geoffrey G. Shelhorn 
Alexandria, Va. 
David L. Schrader 
Glen Rock. N. ). 

Michael D. Schriver 
Chevy Chase. Md. 
George R. Sebekos 
Seaford. L.I.. N.Y. 
Richard E. N. Sedwick 
Luray. Va, 
James S. Sefick 
Cambria Heights. N\ Y. 
Arthur J. Shelter, Jr. 
Decatur, Ga. 

William F. Siebert, III 

Setauket, L.I., N.Y. 
Howard K. Simmons 
Alexandria, Va. 
John W. Slason, III 
Mobile. Ala. 
Randall L. Snow 
Ruckersville, Va. 
Robert J. Snyder 
Springfield, Va. 

Gary W. Souder 

Broadway, Va. 
Charles T. Sowers 
Martinsburg. W. Va. 
Richard J. Spence 
Coppersburg, Pa. 
Francis M. Sprinkel, Jr. 
Mechanicsville. Va. 
James H. Sprouse, III 
Charlottesville. Va. 

Richard M. Staley 

Arlington, Va. 
William L. Stallings 
Convent. NI. J. 
Richard R. Stegemerten 
Springfield, Va. 
William J. Stermer 
Newport, R. 1. 
William M. Stith, III 
Waverlv, Tenn. 

Michael A. Strickland 

Portsmouth, Va. 
Michael M. Strickler 
Virginia Beach, Va. 
Robert W. Sydnor, 
Lynchburg, Va. 
Joseph B. Tarlton 
Mount Pleasant, N. C. 
Alan I. Tashima 
Honolulu, Hawaii 

Donald E. Teague, Jr. 

Easton. Md. 
John F. Thomas 
Toledo. O. 
Mark H. Thompson 

San Diego. Calif. 

Craig R. Toussaint 

Westfield, N. J. 
David S. Tribolet 
Alexandria, Va. 
Edward L. Tucker 

Richmond. Va. 

Steven L. Turner 

Portsmouth, Va. 
Burton R. Tuxford, II 
Tequesta, Fla. 
Gerald W. Upton 

Centerville. Va. 

Charles M. Venable 

Cocoa Beach, I-'la. 
Imre Volgyi 
Richmond, Va. 

Edward C. A. Wachtmeister 

Warrenton, Va. 

William F. Wadsworth, III 

Severna Park, Md. 

Kenneth A. Yorgey 
Boyertown, Pa. 
John R. Youell 

San luan.P.R. 

Andrew M. Yurchak 

Nesquehoning, Pa. 
John L. Zirkle 
Round Hill. Va. 


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JohnJ.Walklet, III 

Weston, Conn. 
John A. Wall, Jr. 
High Point, N. C. 
Duronl A. Walton, Jr. 
Richmond, Va. 
Walter J. Ward, III 
Cleveland Heights, O. 
John B. Watterson 
Littleton, Colo. 

James E. Westbrook 
Courtland, Va. 
Rolfe D. White 
Front Royal, Va. 
Herbert G. Whitley 
Portsmouth, Va. 
William G. Wickun 
Milford, Conn. 
Douglas L. Wilkinson, Jr. 
Clarksville, Va. 

John M. Willis, III 

San Antonio, Tex. 
William H. Willis, III 
Chase City, Va. 
James P. Wise 
South Hill. Va. 
Robert E. Wiseman 
Harrisonburg, Va. 
Samuel T. Wright 
Arlington, Va. 


The Third Class 

Jim Barnes, President 

Vern Bielzel, Vice-President 

Change, Honor, Tradition 

This is the motto that the class of 1972 
will wear next year on our rings, an event 
we look forward to with great anticipation. 
Our class has been involved with change 
since the very day our "ratline" ended, and 
remained concerned with changes the en- 
tire way through our third class year. We 
have witnessed more alterations this year 
than anyone would have thought possible, 
changes which seem to make the VMI sys- 
tem a little easier to live under, yet do not 
detract from the pride involved with being 
a VMI man. 

As the class of 1972, we have this year 
only begun to realize the importance of 
working for one class and for the Virginia 
Military Institute. What we have been in- 
volved with this year, blazers, ring designs, 
parties, and money-raising projects for our 
ring figure, has only laid the ground work 
from which we must begin to prove our- 
selves as a class. It is from this point that 
we must begin to improve ourselves and the 

Phil Smith, Historian 

Along with the need for change, we have 
also acknowledged the necessity for tradi- 
tion, There are those traditions which are 
antiquated and serve no purpose for a cadel 
in these times, yet there are those traditions 
which create bonds among all graduates of 
VMI, no matter what year they graduate. 
These are the traditions which mean some- 
thing to us, and make the Virginia Military 
Institute unique. These are the traditions 
which we desire to preserve for cadets who 
will follow us. 

Our obligation as a class will not end next 
year when we place our rings on our fin- 
gers. It will be our job to help to supply the 
answers to the problems which will face the 
VMI and make this a better institution be- 
cause of it. We must seek the changes 
needed at the VMI while at the same time 
holding relentlessly to the traditions that 
are of value in the making of a VMI man. If 
we seek to do these things with a sincere 
effort, we will maintain the high standards 
of honor and dignity which we prize above 
all at the Virginia Military Institute. 

John S. Archer, III 

Midlothian. Va. 

Christopher M. Arey 

Washington, D. C. 

John B. Ashcraft 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Gennaro A. Aveta 

Flemington. N'. [. 

James K. Bailey 

Roanoke, Va. 

Norris W. Bass 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Fredric L. Bauer 

Williamsburg, Va. 

Ralph M. Beerbower 

Uniontovvn, Pa. 

William R. Beerbower 

Toughkenamon. Pa. 

Vernon L. Beitzel 

Grantham, Pa. 

Jackson M. Ahlstedt 

Miami. Fla. 
Charles M. Alberto 
Charlotte, N. C. 
Bradford W. Allen 
Birmingham, N. J. 
Frederick C. Allison 
Eaton, Ohio 
William D. Andrews 
Farmville, Va. 

Robert M. Bailey 

Uniondale, N. Y. 
Robert V. Bailey, III 
Arlington, Va. 
James M. Barker 
Ramtol. 111. 
James H. Barnes, Jr. 
Martinsville, Va. 
James B. Bartley 
Hampton, Va. 

Richard K. Bishop, Jr. 

Jacksonville. Fla. 

ames R. Bell, Jr. 

Front Royal, Va. 
Thomas M. Belton 
Rockledge. Fla. 
Robert B. Benham 
Honeoye Falls, N. Y. 
Robert A. Benson 
Coudersport, Pa. 
James L. Bersson 
Falls Church, Va. 

Raymond E. Blair, Jr. 

Birmingham, Ala. 



Steven C. Blair 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Charles L. Board 

Wilmington. Del. 
Arthur P. Bona 
Alexandria, Va. 
Daniel Bond, III 
Vernon, Tex. 
William M. Bordwine 
Bristol, Va. 

ReesT. Bowen, VII 

Pounding Mill, Va. 
William G. Bragg 
Santurce, P. R. 
Gary F. Brant 
Springfield, Va. 
Steven G. Breeding 
Lebanon, Va. 
Irving L. Brittle 
Richmond. Va. 

Thomas O. Brock 

Harrisonburg, Va. 

Henry A. Bruno 

Burgettstown, Pa. 

Richard S. Bryan 

Rockford. 111. 

Geoffrey L. Bull 

Wayne, Pa. 

Robert W. Burns 

Bethesda, Md. 

Eugene C. Caldwell 

Richmond, Va. 

Tazewell M. Carrington, IV 

Richmond, Va. 

Kenneth A. Chacey 

Markham, Va. 

Walter L. Chalkley 

Richmond, Va. 

Edward R. Channel 

Portsmouth, Va. 

Jeffrey H. Chell 

Glen Ridge, N. J. 

David H. Childers 

Roanoke, Va. 

Philip E. Clayton 

Lexington, Va. 

Timothy R.Cleland 

Albuquerque. N. M. 

John M.Cobb 

Bovce. Va. 

William C. Collier 

Fairfax. Va. 

Kim B. Colls 

Vinton, Va. 

Richard G. Condit 

McLean. Va. 

David E. Condon, Jr. 

Denbigh, Va. 

Charles E. Conklin, Jr. 

Roanoke, Va. 

William K. Cooper 

Gibsonia, Pa. 

Vincent M. Cox, III 

Roanoke, Va. 

Stanford W. Crane, Jr. 

Montville. N. J. 

Charles C. Crim 

New Market. Va. 

Joel P. Crowe 

Portsmouth. Va. 

William D. Cupit 

Cherry Point, N. C. 

NolanS. Cutler, III 

Newport News, Va. 

Kevin A. Daigh 

Goochland, Va. 

William E. Daniel, III 

Richmond, Va. 

Thomas T. Daniels 

on Air, Va. 

Douglas M. Davenport 

Cincinnati, O. 

Andrew L. Davis 

Freeport, Me. 

Robert A. Depew 

Staunton. Va. 

Richard H. Deranek, Jr. 

Alexandria, Va. 

Talmage L. Dillon 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Jon R. DiMarco 

Earlysville, Va. 

James F. Doyle, Jr. 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Gerald R. Dudeck 

Arlington, Va. 

Robert E. Duncan 

Atlanta. Ga. 

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Galbraith, David S. 

i Kalamazoo, Mich. 
Michael E. Gaulding 

Tehran, Iran 

George W. 
Goodrow, III 

Staunton, Va. 
Harry W. Gore, Jr. 

Hampton, Va. 

William H. Dunlap 
Lexington Va. 
Paul G. Dunn 
Flushing N. Y. 
John E. Durst 
Lyons, Ga. 
Stephen B. Dzialo 
Triangle, Va. 
Walter A. Edens, Jr.' 
Richmond, Va. 

Thomas A. Edwards 
Oxon Hill, Md. 
Chester F. Elliot, III 
Franklin, N.J, 
James P. Embrey 
The Plains, Va. 
Richard H. Faught 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Robert T. Ferguson, III 
Charlotte, N. C. 

John F. Fick, III 

Triangle, Va. 
Marc L Fielder 
Roanoke, Va. 
Camden R. Fine 
Jefferson City. Mo. 
Douglas C. Finlayson 
William M. Finney 
Roanoke. Va. 

William C. Fitzhugh 

Richmond. Va. 
Scott C. Fleetwood 
Dover. Del. 
Dale M. Flick 
Youngstown, O. 
Richard W. Flowers 
Findlay. O. 
Alan S. Fojt 
Alliance. O. 

Frank L. Foley 
Hopewell, Va. 
William C. Foster 
Martinsville, Va. 
John R. Freeman, Jr. 
Richmond. Va. 
John W. Freiermuth 
New City. N. Y. 
Walter E. Galanty, Jr. 
Detroit, Mich. 

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Robert M. Gore 

Norfolk, Va. 
Paul A. Gorski 
North Haven, Conn. 
William P. Greene 
Charles City, Va. 
Gregory M. Griffith 
Aurora, O. 

Richard C. Griffith 

Fairfax, Va. 
Peter F. Grojean 
McLean, Va. 
Scott T. Haas 
Granada Hills. Calif. 
Richard A. Hack 
Ft. Lewis, Wash. 

Charles B. Hall 

Ft. Walton Beach. Fla. 
David B. Hall 
Falls Church, Va. 
Frederick P. A. Hammersen 
El Paso, Texas 
Jack K. Hamsher 
Chambersburg, Penn. 
George W. 1 larrell 
Charlottesville, Va. 

Brinton K. Harrison 

Woodbridge. Va. 
Lee R. Harrison 
Lexington, Va. 
Roger O. Hart 
Chase City, Va. 
Thomas C. Hathaway, III 
Chesapeake. Va. 
Zeno F. Henninger 
Butler, Pa. 

Gerard W. Higgins 

Pearl River, N.Y. 
Lee O. Hill, Jr. 
Rogers. Ark. 
Carsten H. Hillson 
Philadelphia, Penn. 
Steve E. Hively 
Bridgewater, Va. 
Charles F. Holsen 
Tucson. Ariz. 

Jacob G. Hornberger, Jr. 

Laredo, Texas 
James G. S. Home 
Ft. Monmouth. N.J. 
Lawrence E. Houseworth 
Springfield, Va. 
Wade L. Houston 
Ramsey. N.|. 


John P. Hughes, IV 

Lynchburg, Va. 
Stanley C. Huie 

Bedford, Mass. 

Theodore J. Kirk 

Barboursville. W. Va 
Harvey M. Kneisc 
Phoenixville, Pa. 
Joseph H. Knick 
Staunton, Va. 

George Kosovic, Jr. 

Haddonfield, N.J. 
Arthur E. LaGarde, Jr. 
Springfield, Va. 
Graydon T. Lahmers 

Massillon. O. 

Ronnie C. Lau 

Hong Kong, B.C.C. 
Thomas P. Lavery 
Peter I. Leadbetter 

Hopewell, Va. 

Steven 0. Hunt 
Lancaster, Pa. 
James C. Ingram 
I [ampton, Va. 
William Irby 
Blackstone, Va, 
Larry R.Jefferson 
Martinsville. Va. 
Miles S. Johnson, Jr. 
Rawlings, Va. 

Christopher R. Jones 

Dallas. Tex. 
Richard S. Jones 
Mt. Holly. N.J. 
Richard M. Kennedy 
FPO New York. N.V. 
Michael E. King 
Portsmouth, Va. 
Christopher J. Kinsler 
New Orleans, La. 

Tommy E. Leemon 
Norfolk, Va. 
Roger R. Lodi 
Youk, Pa. 
Joseph M. Logan 
Easton, Md. 

William H. Long 
Jacksonville. Fla. 
Robert A. Lynch 
Melbourne. Fla. 
Douglas B. MacLean 

Robert M. MacMeccan, Jr 

Hampton. Va 

Joseph E. Martin, Jr 

Lexington, Va 

John H. Martin Jr 

Richmond. Va 

Robert E. Maxfield 

Fairfax, Va. 

Edwin W. Mazzanti 

Virginia Beach. Va. 

Herbert L. McCulloch 

Buchanan. Va. 

Alan W. McElroy 

Washington, N.J. 

Joel L. McGrady 

Strasburg. Va. 

Kimberly N. McGrath 

Richmond. Va. 

James A. McLeod 

Fairfax, Va. 

Richard A. McNutt II 

Herndon. Va. 

Walter H. Meier III 

Milford. O. 

Jack G.Miller 

Newport News, Va. 

Richard J. Minor 

Prince George. Va. 

Thomas B. Moncure 

Alexandria, Va. 

Terry G. Montgomery 

Boulder City. New 

William P. Moore, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 

Joseph D. Morgan 

Cristobal. Canal Zone 

Francis M. Mullen, Jr. 

Springfield. Va. 

William L. Mundie, Jr. 

Springfield. Va. 

Christopher C. Murphy 

Wilson. N.C. 

Marvin E. Murphy 

Aliquippa. Pa. 

Robert A. Murray, III 

McMurray, Pa. 

Stephen Naar 

Panama, Republic of Panama 

Joseph P. Nealon 

Hampton. Va. 

Douglas A. Nichols 

Winchester. Va. 



Thomas A. Nogay 
Weirton, W. Va. 
Stephen C. Nunnally 
Old Bethpage, N.Y. 
Michael J. Oglesby 
Richmond. Va. 
William A. Opipare 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Charles L. Overby 
uena Vista, Va. 

James D. Pagones 

ghkeepsie. N.Y. 
Jack R. Palmer 
Suffolk. Va. 
Steven W. Palmer 
Boylston, Mass. 
Ronald W. Pamperl 
Roanoke, Va. 
Louis S. Pappas 
Birmingham. Ala. 

Richard S. Pitman 

Roanoke. Va. 
John Pittenger 
Miami, Fla. 
Harold W. Plott 
Lexington. Va. 
John T. Pool 
Richmond. Va. 
William H. Powley, Jr. 
Silver Spring. Md. 


Lewis M. Preas 

Portsmouth, Va. 
Frank M. Price, Jr. 
Exeter. Va. 
Luther D. Pritchard, Jr. 

Hopewell. Va. 

Ralph A. Redmond 

Midlothian, Va. 
Jerry S. Renfro 
Louisville. Ky. 
Kurt O. Renz 
Springfield, Va. 
Charles W. Rex, III 
Orlando. Fla. 
Edward M. A. Robbins 
Eastville, Va. 

John M. Robinson 

Lexington. Va. 
Peter H. Rogers 
Kensington. Mch. 
Dwight C. Rowland 
Darien, Conn. 
Robert B. Ruthven 
Hamden, Conn. 

Valentino J. Sartini, III 

Salem. Va. 
Stephen S. Sauliner 
Alexandria, Va. 
John E. Sayers, Jr. 
Staunton, Va. 
William L. Schafer, Jr. 
Bridgeport. O. 
Michael J. Schramm 
Hanover. N.H. 

Robert C. Schwartz 

Lynchburg, Va. 
Paul T. Sciacchitano 
Flushing, N.Y. 
Lee M. Seibert 
Hummelstown, Pa. 
Earl F. Selby, III 
McLean. Va, 
John T. Short 
San Francisco. Calif. 

Mark W. Simmons 
Narrows, Va. 
Thomas A. Simpkins 
Indian Valley, Va. 
Carlton R. Smith 
Portsmouth. Va. 
Kevin E. Smith 
Bronx, NY. 
Phillip N.Smith 
Portsmouth. Va. 

Wilbur Smith 
Newport News, Va. 
William F. Smith 
tsmoulh, Va. 
James E. Snead, III 
Richmond, Va. 
James M. Snead 
Fairfax. Va. 
Louis E. Solomon, III 
Midlothian. Va. 

Gale F. Sommers 

Brownstown. Ind. 
Salvatore Spada 
Hartford. Conn. 
Sterling R. Spencer 
Coronado, Calif. 
Vaipot Srinual 
Washington. D.C. 

William W. Spyker 

Blackstone, Va. 
David A. Stauss 
Falls Church, Va. 
William K. Stephens, III 
Mechanicsville. Va. 
Robert V. Stransky 

Geoffrey A. Straughn 
Round Pond. Me. 
John H. Styer, Jr. 
Chevy Chase. Md. 
William D. Sullivan 
Titusville, Fla. 
Brad G. Swingle 
Richmond, Va. 

Earl L. Szydlowski, Jr. 

Lynchburg. Va. 
Craig L. Taylor 
San Angelo, Tex. 
John M. Teubner 
Andrews AFB.Md. 
William P. Thedford 
N. Hollywood. Calif. 

Guy R. Thomas 

Thomaston, Ga. 

Alfred G. Thomason, Jr. 

Roanoke, Va. 

Christopher R. Thompkins, Jr. 

Richmond. Va. 

Harry Topliss, III 

Atlanta. Ga. 

Dennis P. Traubert 

St. Charles. 111. 

Linwood H. Tucker, Jr. 

Vinton. Va. 

Andrew L. Turner, III 

Roanoke, Va. 

Francis M. Turner, III 

Biloxi, Miss. 

Jeremy S. Tyree 

Fair Haven. N.J. 

Charles T. Urquhart, III 

Norton AFB. Calif. 

Richard E. Valentine, Jr 

Newport News. Va 
Richmond L. Vaughn, Jr 

Blackstone, Va 

Sopon Vekavakayanondha 

Washington. D.C. 

Richard J. Vogel 

Flushing. N 

Steven H. Walker 

Findlay. O. 

Louis S. Walker 

Washington. D.C. 

Herman B. West, III 

Newport News, Va. 

Kenneth W. Wester 

Falls Church. Va. 

Robert E. Wagner 

Alexandria. Va. 
John W. Walker, Jr. 

Fairfax, Va. 

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Donald P. Wetzel 
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 
Courtney B. Wheeler 

Springfield, Va. 
William H. Widner, Jr. 
Buena Visla, Va. 
Borguslaw J. Wierzbicki 

Trenton, N.J. 

Charles G. Wigner 

Fort Huachuca. Ariz. 
Philip L. Wilderson, Jr. 

Hampton. Va. 

George B. Williams 

Newport News. Va. 
Thomas W. Williamson, Jr. 

Harrisonburg. Va. 

Richard W. Wilson 

Arlington, Va. 
Charles L. Winstead, Jr. 

Franklin. Va. 

Michael J. Woloshuk, Jr. 

East Point. Ga. 
Raymond H. Woodall, III 
Parkersburg, W.Va. 
Frank R. Woollard 
Portsmouth, Va. 
Norman J. Worrell 
Annandale. Va. 
James J. Yolda, Jr. 
Warrenton, Va. 

Jacob H. Yost, III 

Winchester, Va. 
William N. Youell 
San Juan. Puerto Rico 
Wayne S. Young 

Virginia Beach. Va. 

The Fourth Class 

A Renaissance was ours to experience. We were em- 
barking upon a course in which we would purge the 
innermost part of ourselves and attempt to find our 
priorities. Slowly drawn into the inner sanctum of the 
VMI. each of us has changed, no longer leading the su- 
perficial lives which we treasured and clinged to 
throughout our early years. 

Each of the upper classes intimately know the trials 
which we have experienced; yet paradoxically, they are 
far removed from those early endeavors. For we as a 
class have both seen and been the object of the most 
far-reaching and numerous innovations ever to pene- 
trate the stone walls of 130 vears of tradition. 

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VMI has changed greatly in the past three years and it 
will change even more in the next three. This is the 
challenge which faces the Class of 1973; its foundations 
of honor, loyalty, and integrity. This is our challenge 
and it also is our awesome responsibility, our responsi- 
bility to ourselves, to the "Old Corps" and most of all, 
our responsibility to all those who follow us. 

Anthony R. Acampora 

McLean, Va. 

James A. Ackley 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Maurice B. Adelson, IV 

Memphis, Tenn. 

James Alberto 

Charlotte, N. C. 

David J. Alexander 

Hampton, Va. 

James L. Allen 

Richmond. Va. 

Francis J. Anderson 

Fork Union, Va. 

Mark R. Anderson 

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France 

Stephen C. Arthur 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Bartholomew G. Babiak 

New Brunswick, N. J. 

Robert M. Ball 

Shadyside, O. 

Richard A. Bancke 

Syosset, N. Y. 

Douglas W. Basham 

Roanoke, Va. 

Alexis S. Basinski, Jr. 

Wiesbaden, Germany 

Douglas K. Baumgardner 

Washington, Va. 

Hunter S. Beach 

Beattyville, Kv 

John F. Beadle, Jr 


Nolon J. Benson, Jr 

Murfreesboro. Tenn 

Burton F. Bigoney, Jr 

Fredericksburg, Va 

Gary Black 

Arlington, Va. 

John W. Boland 

Jackson, Miss. 
Rollin D. Booton 

Chester, Va. 

Donald W. Boucher 

APO San Francisco. 

Walter D. Bowden 
Somerville, N. I. 

Donald E. Bowler 

Falmouth, Va. 
Mac A. Bowman 

Thomson, Ga. 

Thomas E. Brighton, Jr. 

Wallingford. Pa. 
George A. Brooks 
Danville, Va. 
Arvin H. Brown, III 
La Jolla, Calif. 
Charles A. Brown 
Staunton, Va. 
Douglas R. Brown 
Wilmington, Del. 

Loraine C. Brown 

Schlater, Miss. 
Robert B. Brown 
Smithfield, N. C. 
Stanton H. Brown, Jr. 
Lee Hall, Va. 
Richard L. Bugbee, Jr. 
Burnsville. Minn. 
Michael A. Burke 
FPO San Francisco, Calif. 

Thomas J. Burke 

Walpole. Mass. 
Michael W. Burks 
Richmond, Va. 
George L. Burris 
Radford, Va. 
John R. Burton, Jr. 
Richmond, Va. 
Robert L. Bushnell 
Martinsville. Va. 

Donald S. Caldwell 

Fincastle. Va. 
Thomas S. Call 
Richmond, Va. 
Mark B. Camper 
Buchanan. Va. 
Neil R. Carlson 
Norfolk, Mass. 
Paul H. Carlton 
Richmond. Va. 


Wesley W. Carr, Jr. 

Chesapeake, Va. 

Tommy G. Cales 

Kannapolis, N. C. 

Lawrence J. Cerruti 

Arlington, Va. 

Stephen W. Chadwick 

Salinas, Calif. 

James J. Chalkley 

Richmond, Va. 

Bruce R. Chambers 

Punxsutawney, Pa. 

Joseph C. Cini 

New Castle, Del. 

John J. Ciriaco 

Bayville, N. Y. 

Thomas R. Clark, III 

Gaithersburg, Md. 

Richard W. Clarke 

Glenville, Conn. 

Thomas R. Clarke 

Petersburg, Va. 

William S. Clements 

Warsaw, Va. 

Carter L. Cole 

Fork Union, Va. 

Paul T. Collins, III 

Norfolk, Va. 

Stephen B.Colwell 

Moneta, Va. 

Edward S. Conlan 

Hampton, Va. 

James M. Cook 

Arlington, Va. 

Philip C. Coulter 

Roanoke, Va. 

James D. Crance, Jr. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Robert B. Crotty 

Dallas. Tex. 

John A. Cullipher 

Chesapeake, Va. 

William M. Cumming, Jr. 

Hampton, Va. 

James A. Curtis, Jr. 

Vienna, Va. 

James S. Davidson, Jr. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Ashton W. Davis, III 

Portsmouth. Va. 

Harvey M. Dickson 

Ion Air, Va. 

John J. DiGiovanni 

Washington, D. C. 

Ronald D. Dixon 

Clintwood, Va. 

Ronald R. Dodson 

n Air, Va. 

oseph J. Duffy, Jr. 
Landisville, N. J. 
Douglas A. Dunkle 
Meadville. Pa. 
Lawrence E. Edwards 
Coronado, Calif. 
John D. England 
Claremont, Va. 

PaulX. English, III 

Conowingo, Md. 
Edward W. Faulkner 
Glasgow, Va. 
John M. Fisher 
Charleston, W. Va. 
Dennis M. Flanagan 
Erie, Pa. 

William F. Flood, III 

Edgewater, Md. 
Paul D. Forehand 
Chesapeake, Va. 
Glen M. Fowkes, Jr. 
Syracuse, N. Y. 
Wayne A. Fox 
Cridersville, Ohio 
Howard J. Frank 
Richmond, Va. 

Leonel Garcia 

Naples, Fla. 
Lawrence A. Gay 
Plantation, Fla. 
Edward L. Gibson, III 
Levittown. N. Y. 
George S. Goodwin, III 
Mineral, Va. 
Larry R. Gordon 
Bristol, Va. 

Michael L. Gravely 
Norfolk. Va. 
Garland Gray, II 
Waverly, Va. 
Richard H. Gribling 
Montgomery, Ala. 
James R. Griffith 
Anderson, Ind. 
John M. Guidry 
Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. 

Charles T. Gundlach 
Springfield, Va. 
Joseph A. Guthrie 
Annandale, Va. 
Edward A. Hall 
Queens Village. N. Y. 
Fred O. Hall, Jr. 
Rockv Mount, Va. 
John R. Hall 
Staunton. Va. 

Gary D. V. Hankins 

Newport News. Va. 

Thomas S. Hargis 

Portsmouth, Va. 

Frank D. Harris 

Staunton. Va. 

Lucius A. Harrison, III 

Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

James S. Harvey 

Vienna. Va. 

Terry L. Howlett 

Radford. Va. 

George T. Hughey 

Chesapeake. Va. 

Clarence R. Hunley, III 

Norfolk, Va. 

Douglas R. Huthwaite 

Falls Church, Va. 

Paul A. Jalbert 

Richmond, Va. 

Anthony J. Jaworski 

St. Clairsville, O. 

Thomas F. Jennings 

Richmond. Va. 

Thomas G. Jones, IV 

Franklin. Va. 

FentonG. Jordan, III 

Norfolk. Va. 

Ralph G.Jordan 

Newport News, Va. 

Timothy B. Hassell 

Springfield. Va. 

Charles M. Havasy 

Falmouth, Va. 

John R. Hayes, Jr. 

McKenney, Va. 

James W. Heine 

White Plains, N. Y. 

Michael A. Holleran 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Gregory M. Hoover 



Frank J. Joyce 

Richmond. Va. 
Kenneth M. Kalisky 
Rocka way Park. N. V. 
John F. Kearney, Jr. 

Chester, Pa. 

Michael Y. Kenneally 

Norfolk, Va. 

Charles R. Kinsey 

Hapeville, Ga. 

John W. Kiracofe, Jr. 

Roanoke, Va. 

Donald M. Kirkpatrick, Jr. 

Richmond, Va. 

Donald T. Kiscaden 

Staunton, Va. 

James D. Kitchen 

Hopewell, Va. 
John M. Knoll 
Madison Heights, Va. 
Alexander O. Kor 
Falls Church, Va. 
Craig L. Kugelberg 
Franklin Park. 111. 
John M. Landry 
Togus. Me. 

Stephen B. Lane 

Ruther Glen, Va. 
Harold W. Laughlin, Jr. 
Kirkwood, Mo. 
Gregory L. Lecklitner 
Lafayette, Ind. 
John C. Leon 
Alexandria. Va. 
George B. Ligon, Jr. 
Emporia, Va. 

David C. Ling 

Sturbridge, Mass. 
Lee S. Lingamfelter 
Richmond, Va. 
Robert S. Lingo 
Norfolk. Va. 
Thomas C. Linn 
Dallas. Tex. 
Ralph S. Littreal, Jr. 
Cripple Creek. Va. 

Hugh C. Long, II 

Augusta. Ga. 
Joseph M. Looney 
Wytheville. Va. 
Ronald H. Love 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Robert Luther, Jr. 
Monroeville, Pa. 
Richmond P. Lykins, Jr. 
Kenova.W. Va. 

Philip A. Lynch 

Loudonville. N. Y. 

Gerald J. Macaluso 

Lockport, N. Y. 

Michael R. MacKenzie 

Singers Glen, Va. 

Robert C. Maling, Jr. 

San Antonio, Tex. 

Robert J. Marks 

Alexandria. Va. 

Earnest R. Marshall 

Woodlawn, Va. 

Dennis C. Martin 

Alexandria, Va. 

Ronald P. Martin 

Worth, 111. 

Gerald H. Mathews 

Newport News, Va. 

Gregory N. Mayes 

McLean. Va. 

Hubert L. Mays, Jr. 

Lynchburg, Va. 
Wayne K. McAuliffe 
Ashland, Mass. 
Scott F. McCarthy 
Bethesda. Md. 
Norris E. McClain, Jr. 
Norfolk. Va. 
Kevin J. McClintock 
Suffern, N. Y. 

Timothy W. McConnell 

Pittsburgh. Pa. 

David A. McCown 

Roanoke. Va. 

Mark D. McCrory 

Atlanta. Ga. 

Charles M. McCurdy 

East Point, Ga. 

Michael F. McGovern 

West Roxbury, Mass. 

Christopher M. McGreer 

Fairfax, Va. 

Maurice S. McNamara 
Lynchburg. Va. 
Robert E. L. McNeely, Jr. 
Danville, Va. 
Russell H. Meers, Jr. 
Atlanta. Ga. 
William M. Midkiff 
Martinsville. Va. 

Rodney J. Miles 

Saxis. Va. 
Jeffrey L. Minch 
Long Branch, N. J. 
Thomas M. Moncure, Jr. 
Stafford, Va. 
Grant L. Moses, Jr. 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Douglas J. Muirhead 

Miami. Fla. 
Thomas E. Murray, Jr. 
Lynbrook. N. Y. 
Tommy D. Napier 
Huntington. W. Va. 
Robert B. Newman, Jr. 
Youngstown, N. Y. 

Temple R. North, Jr. 

Lynchburg. Va. 
David P. Northcraft 
Cumberland, Md. 
William D. Owens, Jr. 
Annandale. Va. 
James N. Parks 
Danville. Va. 
Marion D. Payne 
Newport News. Va. 

Arthur L. Pendleton 
Roanoke. Va. 
James M. Persons, Jr. 
Reston. Va. 
Charles A. Peters 
Roanoke. Va. 
John W. Pinner, III 
Suffolk. Va. 
Maurice A. Powers, Jr. 
Huntington. W. Va. 

Donald R. Poyner 

LangleyAFB, Va. 
John C. Raffo 
Kennett Square, Pa. 
Steven R. Ray 
East Point. Ga. 
John W. Read 
Hampton, Va. 
Jimmie L. Reeves 
Abernathv. Tex. 

Corey D. Regelin 

Pittsburgh. Pa. 
James E. Reid 
Roanoke. Va. 
Robert R. Reid, III 
New Orleans. La. 
Donald L. Reisch, Jr. 
Harrisburg. Pa. 
Warren J. Richards 
Richfield, Utah 

Darrell C. Rickmond, Jr. 

Surry, Va. 
John T. Riding 
Winchester, Va. 
Barry S. Robertson 
Oceanport, N. J. 
Dean J. Robinson 
Seattle. Wash. 

Richard B. Rogers 

Camp Springs, Md. 
Robert A. Rolley 
Cherry Hill, N. 
Alan P. Romatowski 
East Brunswick, N. J. 
Robert H. Romm 
Movock, N. C. 

Bernard B. Roue 
Fredericksburg, Va. 
William E. Rowley 
Rochester, N. Y. 
Milton A. Salter 
Silver Spring. Md. 
Sidney J. Sampson, Jr. 
Beltsville. Md. 
Jared B. Schopper, Jr. 
Springfield, Va. 

William S. Schwasta 

East Orange. N. J. 
Robert A. Sciacchitano 
Flushing, N. Y. 
Stuart M. Seaton, Jr. 
Richmond. Va. 
William W. Sedr, Jr. 
Falls Church, Va. 
William I. Seegert 
Hartland. Wis. 

John T. Semmel 

Timonium, Md. 

Winbon C. Shackleford 

Alexandria, Va. 

Gary Shick 

Goldsboro, N. C. 

Gary J. Shope 

Huntingdon. Pa. 

Victor B. Shumate 

Tampa, Fla. 

Donald M. Sims 

Fairfax, Va. 

Mark H. Skupien 

Gallitzin, Pa. 

Dorsey J. Smallwood 

Aliquippa, Pa. 

Dean A. Smith 

Plainfield, N. ]. 

Michael M. Smith 

Lansdale, Pa. 

Steven D. Smith 

Columbus, O. 

Thad L. Smith 

Ft. Worth, Tex. 

Thomas O. Smith, IV 

Selma, Ala. 

Henry L. Smithson 

Newport News, Va. 

William E. Spencer 

Portsmouth. Va. 

Peter D. Sprinkle 

Buchanan, Va. 

Charles M. Steelman 

Richmond. Va. 

William H. Stephens 

Richmond, Va. 

John D. Sterrett 

Woodbridge, Conn. 

Stephen W. Stith 

San Anselmo, Calif. 

George F. Stock, III 

Hollandale, Miss. 

[hernias A. Stockebrand 

Somerville, N. J. 

Stephen S. Stokwitz 

Annandale, Va. 

Patrick M. Stone 

Camp Springs, Md. 

William F. Stoner 

Monroe, Mich. 

Oraphut Sukswai 

Washington. D. C. 

David J. Sutherland 

Hobart, Ind. 

David H. Swab 

Kennett Square, Pa. 

John R. Sykes 

Indianapolis, Ind. 
Gregory M. Tamez 

Alexandria, Va. 


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John J. Tamez 

Alexandria. Va. 
Nathan S. Tanner 

Roanoke, Va. 

James G. Tapley, Jr. 

Roanoke. Va. 
Rick E. Tarell 

Mechanicsburg. Pa. 

Anusorn Teptada 

Washington, D. C. 

Blake W. Thomas 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

Jules S. Thomas 

Vienna, Va. 

James T. Thomas, IV 

Cruger, Miss. 

James A. Thomaselli 

Follansbee, W. Va. 

Robert P. Thompson 

Colonial Heights, Va. 

John W. Thyson 

Vienna. Va. 

Matthew M. Tignor 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Walter L. Tillman, Jr. 

Wynnewood, Pa. 

George M. Tisdale, III 

Chase City, Va. 

Roland J. Tiso, Jr. 

Pelham, N, Y. 

Reuben F. Trant, III 

Virginia Beach. Va. 

Robert L. Trotta 

Levittown, Pa. 

Webb L.Tyler 

Richmond, Va. 

Malon S. Updike 

Charlottesville, Va. 

Robert W. Vanderspiegel 

Glen Rock. New Jersey 

William O. van Deusen 

Front Royal, Va. 

George S. Walsh, HI 

Virginia Beach, Va. 

Peter D. Walters 

Washington, D. C. 
Howard B. Weatherford, HI 
Richmond, Va. 
Roger L. Webb 
Staunton, Va. 
Mark A. Weiss 
Richmond, Va. 

William T. Wells, Jr. 

Waynesboro, Va. 

Antone Wessendorff, II 

LaPorte, Texas 

William C. West 

Nelsonia, Va. 

Hugh C. White 

El Paso. Texas 

Thomas G. Wilkinson 

Arrington, Va. 

Ferris E. Williams, Jr. 

Roanoke, Va. 

Daniel G. Williamson 

Conyers, Ga. 

John D. Wilson 

Somerset, Kv. 

Robert S. Woods 

Pontiac. Mich. 

David A. Woody 

Lexington, Va. 

Edgar D. Woomer, Jr. 

Baltimore. Md. 

Klaus J. Worrell 

Roanoke, Va. 

James W. Wrenn 

Richmond, Va. 

Walter E. Wright 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Joseph R. Wyatt, HI 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Cary I. Yanagi 

Dallas, Texas 

Glenn M. Younes 

Bethesda, Md. 

Kirk F. Young 

Wilton, Conn. 








Regimental Commander 

Thomas H. Zarges 


Ben Harvey, III 

Regimental Operations Sgt. 

Robert W. Hart 

Regimental Supply Sergeant 

Ronald A. Henry 

Regimental Sergeant Major 

Philip R. Anderson 

Captain, S-l 

Richard E. Schellhammer 

Captain, S-3 

Kenneth R. Wilson 

Captain, S-4 

Michael B. Carruth 

Color Sergeant 

Blick Blickensderfer 
Roger Call 
Grey Chandler 
Dick Cheatham 
Jim Dawson 
Howie DeWolf 
Mike Ferrari 
Mark Gold 
Warren Grasty 
Bob Hawthorne 
Chip Humphrey 
Tappey [ones 
Dave Keller 
Bruce Kirchner 
Glenn Kuntz 
Chips Lanier 
Jack Mace 
Jerry Pence 
Bruce Rambo 
Kent Sclussel 
Mike Shealy 
Neil Steverson 
Gary Tyler 
Jerry Van Lear 
Warren Wagner 
Bob Wood 
Jim Adams 
Mark Anderson 
Meredith Barklev 
Bill Beckner 
Butch Bradshaw 
Greg Fischer 

Sid Friend 
Bill Ginder 
John Haring 
Ross Jernigan 
Dave King 
Sam Kirby 
Bob Mazzoni 
Jeff Peters 
Bob Petrola 
Steve Ringenberg 
George Robbins 
Charlie Roder 
Bruce Rush 
John Saunders 
Dick Sedwick 
Rich Staley 
Gerry Upton 
Ken Yorgey 
JR Bell 
Bob Benham 
Rick Bishop 
Rees Bowen 
Rick Bryan 
Ed Channel 
John Cobb 
Doug Davenport 
Bill Finnev 

John Freiermuth 
George Goodrovv 
I l.i rr \ Gore 
Paul Gorski 
Tom Hathaway 

Zeno Henninger 
Chuck Holsen 
Larry Houseworth 
Harvey Kneisc 
George Kosovic 
Ronnie Lau 
Bommie Meier 
Terry Montgomery 
Mike Mullen 
Dave Stauss 
Jerry Tyree 
Rich Banke 
Johnny Benson 
Mike Burke 

George Burris 
Neil Carlson 
Wesley Carr 
Steve Chadwick 
Tom Clarke 
P D Forehand 
Jim Griffith 
John Hayes 
Clarence Hunley 
Doug Huthwaite 
Tommy Jennings 
Steve Lane 
Scott Lingo 
Tim McConnell 
Jim Reeves 
Warren Richards 

Barry Robertson 
Allan Romatovvski 
Don Sims 
Dean Smith 
Bill Spencer 
John Sterrett 
Nathan Tanner 
Webb Tyler 
Bill Van Deusen 
Tom Wilkinson 
Klaus Worrelll 

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Carson L. Tucker 

Battalion Commander 

Frederick M. Werth, Jr. 

Battalion Sergeant Major 

Joshua C. Hanks 

Battalion Operations Sgt. 

• ■ ■ 

Alpha Company 

Kerry R. Newberry 

Company Commander 

William M. Curtis, Jr. 

Executive Officer 

R. Leonard McClure 


Dewey P. George, Jr. 


Captain Pete E. Elkins 

Company Tactical Officer 

Dave Axelson 
Fred Carver 

Cy Dolph 
Charlie For 

Bob Hockley 
Dave Hoffman 

Kerry Newberry 
Cloudy Perrow 
Fred Phillips 
Waite Rawls 
Rod Shu 
Mike Sisler 
Steve Talley 
Gordon Williams 

Dave Allen 
John Ashman 
Mike Baxter 
Bill Beattie 
Buzzie Booker 
John Brayshaw 
Pete Candler 
)ohn Caulfield 
Dave Coulter 
Chris Councill 
George Dancigers 
John Ebeling 
fan Essenburg 
Charlie Forrest 
]im Gearhart 
Bill Gentry 
Bob Haywood 
Bill lamieson 
Bob [ones 
|ohn Kreamer 
Tom Maxson 
Doug Miles 
Scott Miller 
John Nilon 
John Noon 
Mike North 
Paul Pace 
Ed Patrick 
Worth Roberts 
Bill Rose 
Dave Schrader 

| im Wilder 
Jack Ahlstedl 
(im Hartley 
Wayne Bass 
Jim Bersson 
Steve Breeding 
Craig Caldwell 
Dave Childers 
Tim Cleland 
Paul Dunn 
Walter Edens 
Richard Faughl 
Bob Ferguson 
Camden Fine 
Scott Fleetwood 
Mike Gaulding 
Rick Griffith 
Carsten Hillson 
Steve Hunt 
Albert Johnson 
Mike King 
Tom Kirk 
Joe Martin 
Doug Nichols 
Steve Nunnally 
Tip Palmer 
Lou Pappas 
Bob Patrick 
Randy Piddington 
Raymond Pinkard 
John Pittenger 
Bill Schafer 
Bob Schwartz 
Wilbur Smith 
Jim Snead 
Sterling Spencer 
Viapot Srinual 
John Styer 
Mike Teubner 
Harry Topliss 

Wayne Young 

Tony Acampora 
Barl Babiak 

Huh Ball 

Kent Buckingham 

Dick Bugbee 

Bob Burns 


Joe Cini 
Carter Cole 
Steve Contan 
Jim Cook 
Paul English 
Wayne Fox 
Tim Gundlach 
George Hinkle 
Greg Hoover 
Paul Jalbert 
Tony Jaworski 
Fenton Jordan 
George Ligon 
Tom Linn 
Ralph Littreal 
Bob Luther 
Rich Lvkins 
Bob McNeely 
Rod Miles 
Art Pendleton 
Dean Robinson 
Bob Rolley 
Milt Salter 
Sid Sampson 
Gary Shope 
Tom Smith 
Bill Stephens 
Tom Stockebrand 
George Stock 
David Sutherland 
David Swab 

Chis Chiswell 

Gene Freedman 

Walt Ivkovich 

Mike Schriver 

Richard Valentine 

John Tamez 

Rich Clary 

Rory Frey 

Randy Jones 

Keith Simmons 

Steve Walker 

Matt Tignor 


Dewey George 

Scott Kinsey 

Don Teague 

Don Wetzel 

Boh Thompson 

Mac Curtis 

Mike Gordon 

Tom Massey 

Larry Truesdell 

Courtney Wheeler 

Bill Wells 

Chuck Davis 

Tom Halliday 

Leonard McClure 

Ed Tucker 

Charlie Wielgus 

Bill West 

Larry Dempsey 

Don Hinshelwood 

Lee Moon 


Frank Woollard 


Clifton R. Brooks, Jr. 

Company Commander 

Bravo Company 

Ed Andrews 
Bill Bott 

Cliff Brooks 
Bob Broun 
Beau Caire 
Terry Chewninj! 
Ralph Costen 
Paul Dickinson 
John Hill 
Will Huntley 
Dave Lawrence 

]im Mawyer 
Steve McAuliffe 
Dave Miller 
Ben Morris 
Dave Pittman 
Lou Reynolds 
Bill Scherer 
)ack Sheedy 
Mike Sheu 
Chuck Thompson 
Colby Trammel 
Joe Vojtecky 

Captain Charles A. P. Corcoran 

Tactical Officer 

David L. Miller 

Gerry Acuff 
3 i 1 1 Atkinson 
Steve Ballowe 
Bookie Barksdale 
Em Baya 
Tom Beyer 
Ken Coleman 
Mark Conway 
John Cranford 
Soupy Czupryna 
Paul Fraim 
Ross Horton 
Bob Camoe 
Jack Landham 
Tom Lawson 
Ned Mikula 
Kirk Murray 
Ozzie Padgett 
Mark Palmer 
Speed Patterson 
Rick Pearman 
Reeves Potts 
Gary Souder 
Tom Sowers 
Murph Sprinkel 


William S. Scherer 


John F. Ludt, IV 


Joseph E. Vojtecky 

First Sergeant 

James O. Mawyer 

Supply Sergeant 

Jay Sprouse 
Mike Strickland 
Joe Tarlton 
Burt Tuxford 
Buster Venable 
Bud Ward 
Bill Wickun 
Doug Wilkinson 
Pat Wise 
Chuck Alberto 
Chris Arey 
Steve Blair 
Charlie Board 
Dan Bond 
Bill Bordwine 
Henry Bruno 
Dave Condon 
Bill Daniel 
Dick Deranek 
Bill Dunlap 
Bud Elliot 
Colby Fitzhugh 
Rick Flowers 
Greg Griffith 
Eric Hammerson 
George Harrell 
Brinton Harrison 
Lee Harrison 
Steve Hively 
John Hughes 
Stan Huie 

Chris Kinsler 
Tim Lahmers 

Tom Lavery 

Alan McElroy 

Tom Moncure 

Bill Opipare 
Jim Pagones 

Tom Parkins 

Dick Patterson 

Bob Pinkerton 

Dick Pitman 

Frank Price 

Val Sartini 

Earl Selby 

)ohn Short 

Mark Simmons 

Phil Smith 

Sal Spada 

Earl Szdlowski 

Craig Taylor 

Lindley Vaughn 

Herman West 

Willie Widner 

Dick Wilson 

Rapheal B. Caire 

Staff Serjeant 

Charlie Winstead 
John Worrell 
Doug Baumgardner 
Mac Bowman 
Bob Bowman 
George Brooks 
John Burton 
Paul Carlton 
Bruce Chambers 
Bill Clements 
Paul Collins 
Danny Crance 
Jim Davidson 
Harvey Dickson 
Ed Faulkner 
Joe Guthrie 
Tom Hargis 
Lu Harrison 
Charlie Havasy 
Curtis Hostetter 
Ralph Jordan 
Ken Kalisky 
John Kiracofe 
Mac Kirkpatrick 
Dave Ling 
Bob Marks 
Randv Marshall 

Chuck McCurdy 
Mark McCrory 
Mike McGovern 
Chris McGreer 
Maurice McNamara 
Russ Meers 
Tom Moncure 
Bill Owens 
Jim Parks 
|ohn Read 
Bill Rowley 
Bill Seegert 
Win Shakleford 
Dorsey Smallwood 
Thad Smith 
Pete Sprinkle 
Bill Stoner 
Anuson Teptada 
|im Thomaselli 
George Tisdale 
Hank Weatherford 
Mark Weiss 
Tony Wessendorff 
Dan Williamson 
Bob Woods 
|im Wrenn 
Wall Wright 

Ace Armstrong 

)ohn Bailey 
|ohn Baker 
Tom Campbell 
Frank Clealon 
Bob Costigan 
Steve Craddock 
Doug Davis 
Bill Ellerman 
Sieve Friski 
Les Ginn 
John Godfrey 
Chip Halcber 
Snake Hill 
Tom Hunt 
Bill |ocelyn 
|ohn |ordan 
Jack Kern 
Bert MacKenzie 
John McLemore 
Bob Moore 
Tom Morehouse 
Sugar Bear Neiley 
Rick Oppel 
Charley Perry 
Tony Petruczok 
Riker Purcell 
Tag Scotl 
Ronnie Seyford 
Randy Taylor 
Larry Thompson 
Sam Truelle 
Bob Waldo 
George Warden 
Gerrj Waterman 
JC Watson 
|ohn Witacre 
Chuck Wills 

Ed Artiglia 
Agile Bearov 
|ohn Biggs 
Larry Brumback 
Bo Christensen 
McKee Dunlap 
Zeke Ellington 
Steve Fogleman 
Mac Garrett 
Steve Gray 
Bernie Groome 
Bucko Hamilton 
Dave Honeywell 
Ashton Lawler 
Ron Lewis 
Rick Lloyd 
Steve Marks 
]im Pendleton 
Ken Piernick 
Mike Rogers 
Art Shelfer 
Bob Snyder 
Steg Stegemerten 
Bill Stermer 
Bill Stith 
Mike Strickler 
Alan Tashima 
Dave Tribolel 
Skull Turner 
Pete Van Hooser 
Brett Watterson 
Bill Willis 
Sam Wright 

Bob Benson 
Tom Daniels 
Bob Duncan 
Jim Embrey 
John Fick 
Doug Finlayson 
Bill Foster 
Charlie Hall 
Jim Home 
Pete Leadbetter 
Tommy Leemon 
Roger Lodi 
Bill Long 
Bob Lynch 
Bob MacMeccan 
|ohn Martin 
Herbie McCulloch 
Jack Miller 
Joe Morgan 
Marv Murphy- 
Bob Murray 
Joe Nealson 
Ron Pamperl 
Harvey Plott 
Tim Pool 
Kurt Renz 
Pete Rogers 
Bruce Ruthven 
|ohn Savers 
Mike Schramm 
Paul Sciacchitano 
Tom Simpkins 
Steve Stith 
Archie Straughn 
Hugh Tucker 
Charlie Urquhart 
Mr. V. Vekavakavanondha 
Bob Ward 
Bo Wierzbicki 
Maurice Adelson 
Jim Alberto 
Francis Anderson 
Steve Arthur 
Alexis Basinski 
Hunter Beach 

Charlie Brown 
Tom Call 
Tommy Cates 
Lawrence Cerruti 
John Ciriaco 
Steve Colwell 
John Cullipher 
Jim Curtis 
Joe Duffy 
Larry Edwards 
Goerge Goodwin 
Gary Hankins 
Tom Hargis 
Frank Harris 
Tim Hassell 
Terry Howie tt 
Archie Kendrick 
John Knoll 
Harold Laughlin 
Lee Lingamfelter 
Hugh Long 
Mike MacKenzie 
Ron Martin 
Gary Mathews 
Kim McClintock 
Dave McCown 
Tom Murray- 
Rick North 
Marion Payne 
Jim Persons 
Maurice Powers 
Corey Regelin 
John Riding 
Rick Rogers 
Bill Sedr 
John Semmel 
Henry Smithson 
Charles Steelman 
Flame Stokwitz 
Pat Stone 
Blake Thomas 
Roland Tiso 
Reuben Trant 
Ed Williams 

Capt. Jeffrey A. Larson 

Company Tactical Officer 

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Charlie Company 

Anatole Petruczok 

Company Commander 

Steven C. Craddock 


Edwin R. Trinkle 

Executive Officer 

F. Lester Ginn 


W. Samuel Truette, III 


George H. Warden, Jr. 


Willis L. Hatcher, Jr. W. Riker Purcell 

First Sergeant Supply Sergeant 


Ik. W\ 

George A. Jones, Jr. 

Battalion Sergeant Major 

Dennis M. O'Donnell 

Battalion Operations Sgt. 

Albert J. Bast, III 

Battalion Commander 

David K. Schmidt 

Lieutenant, S-l 

Richard H. Knight, Jr. 

Lieutenant, S-3 

Thomas J. Love, Jr. 

Lieutenant. S-4 






Delta Company 

Robert F. E. Quinlan 

Company Commander 

William W. Murchison 

Executive Officer 

lames R. Spacek 


John C. Shackelford 


Captain Francis C. Porter 

Company Tactical Officer 

A. C. Arnn 
Herbie Braun 
Speed Candido 
Tommy Catletl 
Tommy Cooke 
Clint Covvardin 
Dave Curry- 
Ben Dick 

Ron Eagle 
Joe Ecsi 
Tom Ferguson 
]ohn Fleming 
Ned Haley 
Mike Hannum 
Luther Holloman 
Dan Ingelido 

)ay Jennings 
Pete Knowles 
Al Leu 

Don McQueen 
Charley Meybin 
Paul Munch 
Bill Murchison 
Rick Novvilzkv 

Dave Nuckols 
Bruce Pates 
Fuzzy Patrick 
Dave Payne 
Bob Quinlan 
Tony Rolfe 
Don Seay 
John Shackelford 
Jim Spacek 
Bob Sperburg 
(on Vordermark 
Charlie Walker 
Dixie Walker 
Steve Waters 
Gary Weishaar 

Andy Ash 
Bob Balch 
Fred Banister 
Walter Billings 
Denny Burnette 
Bill Buser 
Rick Clary 
Jim Covvardin 
Jimmy Heely 
Gray Jarman 
Hobie Kennedy 
Dave Lawrence 
Charlie Lindsey 
Spooky Mays 
Ron Meng 
Dabney Oakley 
Barry O'Donnell 
Pete O'Loughlin 
Dan Peer 
Buddy Ramey 
Dickie Randolph 
Craig Rhodes 
Jim Rovito 
Doug Rowe 
Steve Sanetti 
Geoff Schelhorn 
John Sloan 
Randy Snow 
Bob Sydnor 
Mark Thompson 

Imre Volgvi 
Cheeks Willis 
Cork Wiseman 

Gerrv Aveta 
Bob Bailey- 
Jim Barker 
Jim Barnes 
Tuck Bowie 
Sunny Brittle 
Tee Brock 
Tuz Carrington 
Kim Colls 
Richard Condit 
Noland Cutler 
Talmadge Dill ion 
Gerald Dudeck 
John Durst 
John Freeman 
Gerald Higgins 
Bumper Hornberger 
Wade Houston 
Rick Jones 
Mike Kennedy- 
Chris Kinsler 
Joe Logan 
Ed Mazzanti 
Jim McLeod 
Chris Murphy 
Tru Murray- 
Mike Oglesby 
Charlie Overby 
Steve Palmer 
Mike Peiklik 
Dwight Rowland 
Carlton Smith 
Bill Smith 
Louis Solomon 
Denny Sullivan 
Greg Thomas 
Chris Thomkins 
Ray Turner 
Richard Vogel 
John Walker 
Lou Welker 
Ken Wester 

Skip Wifinei 
Wilber Williamson 
Mike Woloshuk 
|acob Yosl 

lack Beadle 
li., i, Booton 
Wall Bowden 
ruck Bowie 
Tom Brighton 
Alvin Brown 
Doug Brown 
Craig Brown 
Stan Brown 
Tom Burke 
Tom Clark 
John Digiovanni 
John England 
|ohn Fisher 
Ed Gibson 
|ohn Guidnv 
Ed Hall 
Fred Hall 
Mike Holleran 
Tom Jones 
Joe Looney 
Phil Lynch 
Greg Mayes 
Wayne McAuliffe 
Scott McCarthy 
Doug Poynor 
Alan Romatowski 
William Schwasta 
Stuart Seaton 
Steve Smith 
Oraphut Sukswai 
Terry Tillman 
Malon Updike 
George Walsh 
Pete Walters 
Doug Woody 
Dorsey Woomer 
Cary Yonagi 
Glen Younes 
Kirk Young 

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Company Commander 

Echo Company 

George Bach 
Harry Bare 
Ashley Butler 
Dick Cabaniss 
Jim Coleman 
jud Collier 
Don Crawford 
Dick Daub 
Cliff Davenport 
Peel Dillard 
Joe Girlando 
Bob Gregory 

Jodie Grimes 
Bob Grossman 
Dick Hamlet 
Jack Hoffman 
Ed Holmes 
Bill Huffman 
Mike Iwanik 
Chad Lash 
Jimmy Long 
Jeff Lyon 
Jim Nelson 

Crofton B. Wilson 

Executive Officer 

Donald S. Crawford 


Joseph G. Girlando, Jr. 


Tom Norris 
Ashton Ormes 
Dave Price 
Bill Richardson 
George Ritko 
Mike Robblee 
Bob Spore 
Kelly Sutton 
]ay Tice 
Dave Trenholm 
Hal Way 
Fred Werth 
Don Wills 
Crofton Wilson 

Jim Aldous 
Bill Berkness 
Craig Biegel 
Monty Blankenship 
Luke Boyd 
Don Brown 
Buddy Bryan 
Jim Caul 
Dick Clampitt 

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Glenn Cox 
Rick Cummings 
Al Davis 
Joe Derie 
Russ Driskill 
Reid Dudley 
Tom Fitzgerald 
Bob Flanagan 
Ed Frothingham 
Tim Golden 
Buddy Grant 
Tom Hall 
Ervvin Hanke 
|ohn Harlin 
lack Hennessy 
Buck Jacoby 
Jerrv Kelly 
Tim Kelly' 
Mai Kerley 
Dave Krug 
Tom Martenstein 
John Metzger 
John Nelsen 
Steve Otwell 
Brew Perry 
Steve Price 
Lou Rea 
Rick Siebert 
Craig Toussaint 
Dee Walton 
Rolfe White 

Andy Yurchak 

John Zirkle 

Brad Allen 
John Archer 

Bob Bailey 

Ralph Beerbower 

Tom Belton 

Art Bona 

Bill Bragg 

Geoffry Bull 

Bob Burns 

Ken Chacev 

Phil Clayton 

Bill Cooper 

Vince Cox 

Stan Crane 

Andy Davis 

[im Doyle 

Steve Dzialo 

Marc Fielder 

Frank Foley 

Bob Gore 

Scott Haas 

David Hall 

Terry Hamsher 

Roger Hart 

David C. Price 


Judson W. Collier, Jr. 


Michael B. Robblee 

First Sergeant 

Richard M. Hamlet 

Supply Sergeant 

Bruce Harvey 
Chris [ones 
Henry Knick 
Art La Garde 
Bob Maxfield 
Dick Minor 
Tom Nogay 
Harry Partridge 
Bill Powley 
Adam Randolph 
Ralph Redmond 
Charles Rex 
Ed Robbins 
Steve Saulnier 
Timmv Snead 
Bill Spyker 
Bill Stephens 
Al Thomason 
George Williams 
Raymond Woodal 
Jim Yolda 
Keith Younger 
Dave Alexander 
Jim Allen 
Mark Anderson 
Doug Basham 
John Boland 
Don Boucher 
Don Bowler 
Bob Brown 
Bob Bushnell 
Mark Camper 

Philip Coulter 

Captain James N. Barker 

Tactical Officer 

Bill Cumming 

Ron Dodson 

Howard Frank 

Larry Gordon 

Mike Gravely 

Garland Gray 

Rich Gribling 

]ohn Hall 
Frank Joyce 
John Kearney 

Don Keck 

Mike Kelly 
John Landry 
Greg Lecklitner 
Gerald MacalusQ 
Dennis Martin 
Lee Moses 
Bob Newman 
Charles Peters 
John Pinner 
(im Reid 
Bob Reid 
Bob Romm 
[arid Schopper 
Bob Sciacchitano 
Gary Shick 
Vic Shumate 
Jules Thomas 
|im Thomas 
Bob Vanderspiegel 
Roger Webb 
|ohn Wilson 

|ohn Burton 
Dan Campbell 
Doug Cisler 
Bob Copy 
Teil Dur\ in 
|ohn Fischer 
|im Gillespie 
Jeff Guild 
John Hall 
"JC" Hanks 
Roy Heddleslon 
Bill Howard 
|oe |enkins 
Al ]ohnson 
Jerry Keehn 
Russ Marshall 
Lee Moon 
Mike O'Connor 
Bill O'Connor 
John Pappas 
Bill Powell 
Julian Smith 
Terry Smith 
Ned Snead 
Kike Snead 
Conrad Strickland 
Carl Struck 
Taze Taylor 
Joe Tenhet 
Hugh Tompkins 
Roland Vaughan 
Gary Vilt 
Donnv VVheatlev 
Bob VVieler 
George Yurchak 

Sam Adams 
Bodie Bodenhiem 
Ollie Bucher 
Randy Carroll 
Frank Caruso 
Rick Cook 
Dour Craven 
Lennie Gault 
Rudy Glass 
Steve Good 

John Guthrie 
Tom Guthrie 
Willard Hall 
Wayne Hepler 
Terry Leake 
Rick Littleton 
Bob Lockridge 
Tom Loizzi 
Steve Matthews 
Bob McEwan 
John McGuigan 

Don McMath 
J D More fie Id 
Jim Neale 
Jim Neikirk 
Jim Pasco ' 
Charlie Raymaker 
Jim Reid 
John Ronayne 
George Sebekos 
Jim Sefick 
Rich Spence 

Bill Stallings 
John Thomas 
Ed VVachtmeister 
John Walklet 
Box Wall 
Jim Westbrook 
John Youell 

Fred Allison 
Bill Andrews 
John Ashcraft 
Jim Bailey 
Fred Bauer 
Vern Beitzel 
Ed Blair 
Gary Brant 
William Collier 
Buddy Conklin 
Charlie Crim 
Joe Crowe 
Kevin Daigh 
Bob Depew 
Jon DiMarco 
Tom Edwards 
Dale Flick 
Dave Galbraith 
Bill Greene 
Peter Grojean 
Rich Hack 
Lee Hill 
Jim Ingram 
Larry Jefferson 
Doug MacLean 
Joel McGrady 
Bill Moore 
Jimm Pettyjohn 
Lou Preas 
George Ramsey 
Jim Read 
Jerry Renfro 
John Robinson 
Lee Seibert 
Kevin Smith 
Gale Sommers 
Bob Stransky 
Brad Swingle 

Dennis Traubert 
Andy Turner 
Bob Wagner 
Phil Wilkerson 
Bill Youell 

Jim Ackley 
Burton Bigoney 
Gary Black 
Rod Brewer 
Don Caldwell 
Rich Clarke 
Ashton Davis 
Ron Dixon 
Dennis Flanagan 
Bill Flood 
Glen Fowkes 
Larry Gay 
Jim Harvey 
Jim Heine 
Sam Hosp 
Tom Howell 
George Hughey 
Mike Kenneally 
Charles Kinsey 
Don Kiscaden 
Jim Kitchen 
Craig Kugelberg 
John Leon 
Hubert Mavs 
Jeff Minch 
Doug Muirhead 
Tom Napier 
Dave Northcraft 
John Raffo 
Steve Ray 
Don Reisch 
Daniel Rickmond 
Mark Skupien 
Mike Smith 
John Sykes 
Greg Tamez 
Jim Tapley 
Rick Tarrell 
John Thyson 
Hugh White 
Joe Wvatt 


Foxtrot Company 

Roy R. Heddleston 


John W. Burton, III 


Roland H. Vaughan 

Executive Officer 

Joseph E. Jenkins, III 

Company Commander 

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General Committee 

Executive Committee 

The Student Government, the Student Association, the 
USGA — At all schools there is a group which is re- 
sponsible for discipline, organization, and representa- 
tion within the student body. Structured for these 
purposes within the Corps of Cadets is the General 
Committee. This group, composed of the officers of 
the first, second, and third classes, the President of 
the RDC, and two members at large from the first 
class seeks to preserve and yet improve the status of 
the Corps. 

Through a jury composed of members of the upper 
three classes, the General Committee maintains a sys- 
tem of class privileges which though seemingly insig- 
nificant and small, play an important part in anyone's 
cadetship, and help nurture a sense of duty, responsi- 
bility, and restraint. 

Though not as publicezed as its disciplinary respon- 
sibility, the General Committee has an even more 
important function, and that is of representative of the 
Corps in all official matters. As such the GC. and the 
first class president in particular, must be aware of and 
energetically involved with the problems and feelings 
of the Corps and ready to work for a reasonable, re- 
sponsible Corps. 

Each member of the Corps undergoes VMI's lesson of 
honor, loyalty, attention to duty, responsibility, integ- 
rity, self-discipline, and academic endeavor. Second 
to this challenge and of vital importance to the Corps 
is the adherence by all members of the Corps to a 
code of gentlemanly conduct and high standards of 
personal appearance. 

The Executive Committee is authorized by the Su- 
perintendent. Its purpose is to assure the Corps of 
Cadets that actions of an individual which fall below 
the standards and traditions of VMI, and which bring 
discredit upon the Corps shall be answerable. The 
responsibility of upholding and protecting the name 
and heritage of VMI falls on the shoulders of each 
and every cadet in the Corps. With the Corps' accep- 
tance of that responsibility, the Executive Committee 
becomes functional and viable within the Corps. 

The Honor Court 

The precious possession of honor which 
distingushes the VMI cadet from most of 
his collegiate contemporaries manifests 
itself in the judicial organ of the system, 
the Honor Court. Fourteen men are 
elected to this body whose purpose it is 
to determine a fellow cadet's right to 
remain at the Institute. This responsibil- 
ity can often be more of a burden than 

Sometimes it is forgotten that the Court 
is a function of the Honor System, which 
in turn is a function of the Corps. The 
men of the Court gain no omniscience, no 
ability to determine an individual cadet's 
conscience: this is up to him alone. There 
are questions which the court cannot 
answer for a man. This is the core of 
VMI honor: that a man may become ac- 
customed to placing personal integrity 
before personal gain not out of fear of 
reprisal, but of pride in being a person. 
Perhaps the new cadet needs some fear 
to help clear his eyes to his own obliga- 
tion to himself and the Corps: but there 
will be a different attitude for the gradu- 

Roland H. Vaughan 


Harold F. Bare. Jr. 

Firs! Vice President 

R. Leonard McClure 


John W. Burton, III 

William H. Howard, III 

Dennis M. O'Donnell 

David L. Miller 
A. Wilder Wadford. Jr. 
Thomas H. Zarges 
[oshua C. Hanks 
Thomas F. Guthrie, III 
Charles T. Forrest 
Stephen C. Price 
Herbert G. Whitlev 

The Posit Committee 

Tom Zarges. Ben Dick. Carson Tucker. Phil Anderson. Dick Schellhammer, Ken Wilson. Tom Campbell. Ted Durvin, Wilder 
Wadford. Dick Cabaniss. Randy [ones. Al Basl. 

The Posit Committee is clear 
evidence of the concern of the 
corps for every facet of the VMI 
education. Formed under the 
chairmanship of Tom H. Zarges 
and with Lt. Col. James W. Bram- 
let as advisor, the Committee 
conducts investigations and sub- 
mits reports on topics suggested 
from within the corps. Realms 
of interest range from the ordi- 
nary exigencies of barracks life 
to the role of the Institute as a 
viable member of the academic 
community. Since it was initiated 
this year, the Posit Committee 
has developed into one of the 
most influential and respected 
organizations on post. It seems 
certain that its spirit of intense 
interest and its policy of active 
cadet involvement will remain 
a strong factor in the continuing 
improvement of the VMI over 
the vears to come. 


Superintendent Grants Privileges 
At Request of First Class President 

1 College environment has changed significantly in the 
few years, and it is felt that VMI has a responsibility to rei 
viable within this changing sphere The recommendations 
the Superintendent has already signed inla effect have he 
to maintain the pace of this change The changes in the E 
schedule, the semester system, the pass fail system, and 
Hop Weekend have helped VMI considerably VMI has i 
onstrated that this college is flexible and that voices o: 
quest do not go unheard 

Cadets are beginning to realize that change does not c 


and i 

- follow i 

endations 1 have spoken to Ihe other t 
; well as members of the P:isit Committee They con- 
i the fo'lowing recommendations for your review and 
i The spirit of this proposal is mostly upon a trial 
j which shall be evaluated by responsible cadets 
is hoped that srme of these recommendations shall help 
jC in its future revisions of class privileges that shall com- 
with Institute regulations. Furthermore, it is hoped that 
e of these recommendations shall help the Corps to remain 
le 'n th? chnngin^ social environment of colleges The 
mmendalions are not meant, however, to endanger VMI's 


Hesdouarte-s. Virginia 
TO President, Class of 

of Cadets have I 

dets concerned have full privileges A system will be 
worked out whereby the Mess Hall will be notified in ad- 
vance of the number of absentees from SRC 
b FCP for the Second Class to 1845 hours on completion 
of TEI. and for the Third Class to 1845 hours on comple- 
ii:n of Military Duty on Monday is approved for cadets 
of those classes not under reslrictions Notification to the 
Mess Hall of those not attending will be as indicated in 
paragraph 2 a. preceding Any cadet who. after signing 
out on FCP, reports to the Mess Hall individually for 
supper after the Corps has marched off will be consid- 
ered as 'intentionally abs:nt SRC" and so placed on re- 

r. Late privileges f:r eligible first classmen with dates on 
Saturdays until 0130 hours and for elieible second cess- 
ment with dates on Saturdays to 0045 hours are ap- 

d Late lights for all first classmen to 0200 daily is ap- 

e Late lights for all other classes to 2400 is approved 

f Hays down after SRC is approved for all cadets 

g A weekend for fourth classmen is approved for cadets 
of that class with full privileges effective with the begin- 
ing of the second grading period of the second semester 

h The wearing of bla?ers> b> cadets on the upper levels of 
Lejeune Hall is approved far the period after SRC on 
weekdays and after DRC on Saturdays. Sundays, or 
other days on which special events ocrur and early GP 
is announced The wearing of another uniform may be 
prescribed for certain functions held in Lejeune Hall 
during the periods indicated 

You are reauested to incorporate the above chances (ten* 
ilivelyl into Ihe GC rules Permanent changes are subject to 

Privileges indicatec 

nn of implementing c 
herwire indicated 


Mapr General, Superintendent 

Coordinating Committee 


Waite Rawls 

Dick Schellhammer 
Dick Randolph 
Steve Ballovve 
Charlie Perry 
Cy Dolph 
Jerry Acuff 

Chris Foster 
Phil Anderson 
Peter Ramsey 
Tom Zarges 
Tim Farley 
Ken Wilson 
Butch Winstead 
Boone Bucher 

The Coordinating Committee was conceived in the 
spring of 1969 and started its first full year of operation 
this year. Created to try to bridge the gap between the 
rankers and privates in the Corps, the committee is 
composed of twelve upperclass privates and the regi- 
mental staff. 

Mike Robblee 
Vice President 

]oe Vojtecky 

Jody Grimes 

Jerry Waterman 

Rich Clary 

Ted Durvin 

Paul Munch 

|ack Mace 

Chuck Thompson 

R D C 

Dick Cabaniss 

Waite Rawls 

Business Manager 
Chuck Thompson 

Managing Editor 
Tom Morehouse 

Layout Editor 
Harrell Brooks 

Company Representative 

With Ihe BOMB, a familiar and recurrent problem is al- 
ways encountered before the first page is laid out, the first 
word of copy written, or the first photograph taken. How 
does one retain the tradition of the "Soulh's oldest college 
yearbook" and yet keep it up to date in order to provide an 
accurate reflection of the constantly evolving Corps? 

In order to meet this challenging problem, we have trav- 
elled just about the entire Eastern half of the country, 
added a new section while retaining the same basic for- 
mat, and tried to remain detached from any editorializing 
about any facet of the Institute. We have striven to present 
through pictures and imagination a record of the past aca- 
demic year which will hold true and mellow with the test 
of time. We hope that we have succeeded in this diffcult 
goal. It's been a rewarding experience for all those in- 
volved in the attempt. 

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Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia, Friday, September 5, 1969 

S&H Foundation 
Backs Conference 

Drinking Policy Revised; 
Follows Va. State Laws 

Greet, Morrison 
Presbrey Lead 

"In the councils of- government, 
we must guard against the aqulsi- 
tion ot unwarranted influence, 
whether sought or unsought, by the 
miltaryindustrial complex . . . we 
must nevei let weight of this com- 
bination endanger our libraries or 
democratic processes." 

The above statement is an excerpt 
from the late President Eisen- 
hower's farewell address to the na 
lion on January 17, 1961. With the 
passage of continued research on 
the Anti-Ballistic Missile System by- 
Congress and the cost of the war in 
Vietnam, both economic and hu 
man, the military-industrial com- 
plex has been brought closer to the 
public and its continuing growth 
imposes a question that only an in 
formed citizenry can hope to ans 

VMI Sight of Conference 
On April 9-11 the Virginia Mili- 
tary Institute, with the financial 
aid of The Sperry and Hutchinson 
Foundation, will sponsor a confer- 
ence entitled. The Military Indus 
trial Complex: Method or Menace. 
A plan .to hold a conference at 
VMI during the spring of 1970 
was just proposed to the Publica 
tions Board by Col. A. H Morrison. 
Application was then made to the 
S&H Foundation for Financial aid 
which resulted in a $2,000 grant 
Publication Board funds will also 
be used to supplement this figure 
Greet Named Coordinator 
Upon receiving this grant T. Y 
Greet was appointed Faculty Coor 
dinator of the Conference and wil 

be assisted by Colonel A. H. Mor 
rison and Joe L Presbrey. 

The conference will be directed 
through the efforts of the steering 
committee under the cadet leader- 
ship ot the active chairman Ben 
Dick and Waite Ravvls. Other mem- 
bers ot the committee include Ri- 
ker Puicell. Bob Quinlan, Jeff 
Guild, and Bob Patrick. A cadet 
coordiator has not been chosen as 

Other Schools Invited 
VMI, which places substantial 
demands on its students resulting 
in a responsible adherence to both 
the military and civilian facets of 
life, is an ideal instiution for such 
a conference.. 

Special invitations will be ex- 
tended to other military colleges, 
including the service academies, to 
send representatives to the confer- 
ence. An open invitation will be 
issued to students from surround- 
ing colleges and the general pub- 
lic to attend. 

Well Known Speakers Will Attend 
Hopefully there will be at least 
ten well known speakers to partici 
pate in the conference. A series of 
speeches, panel discussions, and 
public leaders will comprise the 
major format. 

The two maj< 
affected by the 
:omplex will b 
policy and domestic problems. 
Issues of National Concern 
The plans for the conference are 
well gauged to make it a success 
iul venture It is appropriate that 
such a conference be held on a 
college campus. Students across the 
nation, have shown a vast interest 
in the subject as demonstrated by 
student protests over federal 
sidles to the further continuance 
of military research and develop 

areas of interest 
ilitary industrial 
covered, foreign 

Barracks Rejuvenated 

Dismissal Penalty Abolished; 
Corps Morale Held High 

Sweeping changes in the regulations governing the pur- 
chase and consumption of alcoholic beverages by cadets were 
announced this week by VMI Superintendent, General George 
R. E. Shell. 

The new regulations, which re- 1 Year-Long Study 

Revised For 
3 Upperclasses 

When upperclassmen returned 
from summer furlough, pleasant 
changes awaited them concerning 
Class Privileges. Class weekends 
have been lengthened and increas- 
ed for the 1969-70 academic year. 


Thirds Go Home 

year, the third classmen 

will be given a weekend to be 
taken some time during the first 
semester. Formerly, third class- 
men had only had one weekend 
during the second semester. 

In addition, all three classes had 
the length of these weekends in- 
creased. All men will now be al- 
lowed to return to barracks at 
TAPS instead of 7:30. Previously, 
only first classmen could exercise 
this privilege. 

Easier To Regain 

Weekends now will be more 
available to the Corps. It will be 
easier to regain class privileges 
if they have been lost due to ex- 
cess demertis. Now, if a cadet goes 
excess for a demerit period, it is 
possible to regain his privileges 
by walking off his penalty tours 
and submitting a permit to have 
restrictions lifted. 

Under this system, cadets no 
longer have to wait for the excess 
demerit list to be posted in order 
to regain their class privileges. 
In order to regain their privileges, 
first classmen must go twenty-eight 
days without receiving one de- 

scind the automatic suspension 
penalty for cadets caught drinking 
without regard to age, conform 
with existing state statutes cover- 
ing alcoholic beverages. 
Age Restrictions 
Cadets under 18 years of age 
are not allowed to drink; cadets 
between 18 
may drink 

over 21 years of age may drink 
any alcoholic beverage legally sold. 
Violators of the age restrictions, 
any cadet who possesses an alco- 
holic beverage on post, or any 
cadet who is drunk, disorderly o,r 
acts in any way to the discredit 
of VMI while under the influence 
of alcohol, still face a suspension 
penalty. For further details and 
a copy of the new regulation, see 
the related editorial on page four. 


The Superintendent's decision 
to change the drinking regulations 
was the result of a study that last- 
ed for more than a year. It orig- 
inated in a routine examination of 
the Blue Book, that the Superin- 
tendent's office described as a 
continuous effort to eliminate out- 

21 years of age I dated of unrealistic regulations. 

beer; and cadets ., ,,„ ., 

Corps Pledges lor 110 Years 

The new drinking policy is the 
last in a long line of Institute rul- 
ings on the matter of cadet drink- 
ing. The pledge system was first 
institute in 1842 It was revoked 
in 1952; the penalty for drinking 
was set from dismissal, to penalty 
number three. 

In 1962, General Shell institut- 
ed the policy that has served un- 
til the present. 

Lt. Col. Cooper 
Presents Lecture 

An Air Force flight surgeon, who 
is an authority on physical fitness 
and exercise, will speak Thursday 
night at the Virginia Military In- 

Lt Col. Kenneth H. Cooper, 
USAF, Medical Corps, will present 
an illustrated lecture, "The Role 
of Exercise in Our Contemporary 
Society," at 8 p.m. in the gymnas- 
ium. The public is invited to at 

Written Numerous Articles 

A senior flight surgeon, Colonel 
Cooper has been active in the field 
of phiysical fitness and exercise 
for a number of years. He came to 
general notice a year ago with his 
popular and best-selling book, 
"Aerobics: A New Approach to Ex 
ercise," It was published by 
Evans of New York through Ban 
tarn Books and was a Book-of-the 
Month Club selection. He also has 
published numerous pamphlets and 
articles in both professional and 
non-professioal journals. 

Colonel Cooper was graduated 
from the University of Oklahoma 
and from its School of Medicine 
He also holds a master's degree in 
public health from Harvard Uni- 
versity. He held an internship at 
King County Hospital in Seattle. 
Wash., and a two-year residency in 

was a flight surgeon at Fort Sill 
in 1960 when he transferred to the 
Air Force. He received his Master's 
degree and has done doctoral study 
at Harvard School of Public Health. 
In addition to professional jour- 
nals, he has written articles for 
the Family Weekly, The Airline 
Pilot, and Reader's Digest. 

Bedford Doctor 
Wills $300,000 
To Institute 

Under terms of a will probated 
21 years ago, VMI has received 
from the estate of a Bedford phy- 
sician a fund of almost $300,000. 

The will of Dr Alfred B. Clay- 
tor, who died in 1948, set aside 
a fund of $60,000 to be held in 
t'-ust with its accumulated income, 
for a period of 21 years from the 
date of his death. At the end of 
the stipulated period, the sum was 
to be turned over to VMI and 
designated as the Mary C. Claytor 
Memorial Fund, in honor of Dr. 
Claytor's mother. 

The sum recently received by 

Larry Dempsey— Sports Ed.. John McLemore— Managing Ed., Tom Ferguson— Business Manager 

Ken Wilson 

Approved Solulion 

Ted Durvin 



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The unlikely combination of a new coach and 
a group of players replete with inexperi- 
ence and mediocrity resulted in a team 
where finesse, teamwork, and discipline 
substituted for basketball prowess in pro- 
ducing a remarkably improved record over 
last year and in providing a hope for even 
more improvement in the future. 

At first, Thomas, Essenberg, Allison, Se- 
fick, and Renfro were becoming the five 
"men of iron," for little help could be de- 
pended upon from the bench. Scoring was 
erratic and long, disastrous lapses in play- 
ing became commonplace as the team lost 
and lost and lost. The Corps turned its back 

in anticipation of another lack-luster season 
and Coach Schuler became harder to work 
for. The road trips were debacles and when 
the team returned to the field house little 
enthusiasm greeted them. 

The late but timely arrival of 
"Goose" Gillespie and the constant 
improvement of Siebert and Guthrie 
provided more depth and scoring. 
The defense became bolder, the 
scoring less sporadic and those sec- 
ond half lapses into ineptitude dim- 

Essenberg and Renfro's ball hawk- 
ing rattled the opposing guards 
while, Sefick and Gillespie hit the 
boards with increasing violence. The 
Corps began to take notice— the first 
step in the consummation of a good 
team— mistakes were still rampant, 
but those, time would erase. "Iron 
Mike" had performed quite well 
under the highly critical eye of the 
Corps — his encores may be as im- 

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TEL. AC 703-463-2012 

Alumni Secretary 

November 15, 1969 


Vincent J. Thomas, '43 

Box 5522 

Norfolk, Virginia 23516 

Elmon T. Gray, '46 
Waverly, Virginia 23890 


Harry G. Lee, '47 

Box 8556 

Richmond, Virginia 23226 


Charlotte IMeus 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

Dear Sir: 

My attention has been called to a column in the Charlotte News of November 10, 1969, 
under the byline of Bill Ballenger. This article about the recent U.M.I.-U.IM.C. 
football game states in part as follows: 

"Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Ua., is a school dedicated to the 
care and breeding of army officers uiho will direct this country in time of mar. 

If such men as the Keydets are to direct our country in battle, then our 
ambassadorial corps had best talk softly. It would not do to engage an armed 
Mexico in combat." 

These thoughtless remarks constitute a grave and unwarranted insult to the honor of 
a proud institution whose graduates have distinguished themselves in every field of 
civic and military endeavor. They are particularly reprehensible coming at a time 
when many U.M.I, men are engaged in combat in Vietnam, and they debase the memory 
of the thirty sons of U.M.I, who have given their lives for their country in that 


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ess than fifteen percent of the graduates of U.M.I, accept regular 

in the armed forces, but U.M.I.'s citizen-soldier graduates have always 
eadily to the call of their country in times of national peril. A 
eporter should understand that this military involvement by a college 
some adverse effect on the success of its athletic teams in this day when 
chool athletes are wooed with blandishments not available at U.M.I. 

aracter of an educational institution should be publicly assassinated by 
per, solely because its football team suffered a convincing defeat, makes 
f the spirit of amateur athletics and reflects discredit on your news- 
ndeed on the great State of North Carolina. I hope your University 
tter treatment from the Florida press when its team lost to Florida, 

The Uirginia Military Institute makes no apology for its record nor its team-we are 
intensely proud of both. And although the success of our athletic teams may 
fluctuate from year to year, the Institute continues steadfast in its devotion to 
building into every Cadet a high sense of honor, integrity, fairplay and decency, 
traits with which your reporter should gain some familiarity. 

Yours trul 


Vincent J. Thomas 

John Ludt 

Mark Conway 

Murphy Sprink 


Rives Polls 

Eddie Blair 

Bob Coply 

David Ellingtoi 

]im Weslbrook 

)ud Collier 

Mike Sisler 

Vern Beitzel 

John Caulfield 

Doug Finlayson 

Scott Miller 

Rick Griffith 

Pete Ramsey 

Don Cupil 

Rocky Yost 

Phil Clayton 

Billy Rose 

John Durst 

Tom Campbell 

Mike Teubner 

Tom Halliday 

Busier Venable 

Dick Valentine 

Ted Kirk 

Ashley Butler 

)erry Acuff 

Bob Jones 

Bob Pinkerlon 

Dave Schrader 

Bob Petrola 

Steve Good 

Tommy Leemon 

Steve Breeding 

Tom Sowers 

Colby Trammel 

Rick Thomas 

]im Bailey 

Tom Beyer 

Steve Ballowe 

Paul Fraim 

Kevin Daigh 

Denny Sullivan 

Scott Fleetwood 

Terry Smith 

Mike North 

Tony Conques 

Worth Roberts 

Bob Lockridge 

John Noon 

Lee Moon 

Wayne Hepler 

Bob Hockley 

Colby Fitzhugh 

Rick Minor 

Jack Hamsher 

Henry Bruno 

Doug Nichols 

Ned Mikula 

Hugh Tucker 

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U. of Va. 

Dave Hoffman 

George Kosovic 

Malch Secretary 
fiuzz Booker 
Bill Bott 
Matt Curtis 
Tommy Catlett 
Tommy Daniels 
Bob Depew 
Rcik Deranek 
Bill Gearhart 
Dewey George 
Tim Golden 
Dick Hamlet 
)im Heelv 
)ohn Hill 
Bill |amieson 
Ashton Lawler 
Terry Leake 
Ron Lewis 
Rick Lloyd 
Ron Meng 
Rick Nowitzkv 

Carl Strock 

Roland Vaughn 

Tip Palmer 
Marshall Pinkard 
Lou Rea 
John Ronayne 
Dickie Sedwick 
Rodney Shu 
Bob Schwartz 
Tom Simpkins 
Rhoda Tompkins 
Don Wetzel 
Bob Wagner 
Mike Woloshok 
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Randolph Macon 


U. of Virginia 


1-7-3 Overall 


Cpt. John W. Hayes 

Charlie Meybin 

Donnie Wheatley 

Larry Thompson 

Bob Weiler 

Asst. Managers 
Jay Jennings 
Jack Freeman 

Bill Bordvvine 

Craig Biegel 

Bill Buser 

|ohn Freiermuth 

Pete Grojean 

Jeff Guild 
Tom Guthrie 
Dick Hack 
Charlie Holsen 
Chris Kinsler 
Tom Massey 
Tom Martinstein 

Joe Nealon 

Bob Newman 

Tag Scott 

Vaipot Srinual 

Taze Taylor 

Sopon Vekavakayan- 


Charlie Walker 

Steve Waters 

Howard Weatherford 
Wavne McAuliffe 
Wait Tillman 
Ronnie Lau 
Bill Scherer 
Doug Slerrett 
Bill Berkness 
Brew Perrv 

Paul Bona 

Fred Hammersen 

Charlie Rex 

Charlie Brown 

Dick Hack 

Al Romalowski 

Bo Caire 

[ohn Haring 

Don Seay 

Steve Colwell 

Jim Heine 

Steve Smith 

Dick Condit 

Gene LaGarde 

Bob Spore 

[ohn Ebeling 

Jack Landham 

Warren Wagner 

Larry Edwards 

Tom Linn 

Skip Wigner 

Paul English 

Bill Long 

Bob Wood 

Mike Guidrv 

Wayne McAuliffe 

Harry Tanage 

Ed Hall 

Joe McGrady 


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Bruce Pates 
Ben Dick 
John Shakelford 
Buzzy Chacey 
Joe Martin 
Steve Hivelv 

Lee Harrison 
Jim Wrenn 
Luther Holloman 
Doug Harris 
Pat Moore 
Bob Romm 
Bob Thompson 




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The wrestling team is the proud and 
proper mix of an excellent coach 
and enthusiastic individuals. With 
one match remaining, the team has 
compiled an 8-2 record, and this 
with only one permanent senior. 
Coach Gupton will put essentially 
the same team into action next year, 
loaded as always in the upper 
weights, with increasing strength in 
the lower weights. 

The team will change, of course, 
but the real constant is Coach Gup- 
ton. Because of his understanding of 
the balance of athletics and academ- 
ics, and their respective use in life, 
the team's record will never be as 
important as the benefit to the indi- 


The Schedule 



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Bill Boll 
Gary Branl 
Tom Brock 
George Brooks 
Ashley Buller 
Dave Childers 
Bo Christensen 
|ohn Ciriaco 
|immy Cowardii 
Nolan Culler 
Larry Gay 
John Godfrey 
Buddy Grant 
Bobby Gregory 
Lee Harrison 
Punkin Hill 
George Jordan 
Dave King 
Mike Knoll 
Henry Knick 
Boomie Meier 
Chris McGreer 
Tom Moncure 

Lou Pappas 
Jim Parks 
John Paton 
Marion Payne 
Jim Pendleton 
Chuck Peters 
Riker Purcell 
Jim Reid 
John Riding 
Ben Rogers 
Ox Schrader 
John Semmel 
Phil Smith 
Bill Smith 
Pat Stone 
Bob Sydnor 
Chris Tompkins 
Frank Trant 
Skull Turner 
Bob Ward , 
Herb WhitleV 
Dannv Williamsor 
Chip Woodall 
Bob Woods 








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1st Army Area Champions 

All Army — 3rd Place 

National ROTC Champions 

conventional type targets 

6th in Nation 

conventional type targets 

National ROTC— 2nd place 

international type targets 

Southern Conference — 2nd place 

Virginia State Champions 

NRA Regional Sectional 

1st and 2nd place — conventional 

NRA Regional Sectional 

1st and 2nd place — international 

Overall Record: 15-5 


Piiul Dickinson 
Bobb) Brown 

Ralph Coslen 

Ronnie Lau 
John Ashman 
Dwighl Rowland 
Jerry Tyree 

3arry O'Donne 
Win Shackleford 
Gregory Lecklilner 
Jim Thomas 
Wilder Wadford 
Warren Richards 
Arvin Brown 


[C 1 Links 

Wayne Harrell 


Larry Jefferson 

Reid Dudley 

Jim McLeod 

Larry Truesdell 

John Melzger 


Sieve Olwell 


Ozzie Padgett 

Spock\ Mays 

Jim Pagones 

Fred Bauer 

Harold Plotl 

Vern Beitzel 

Adam Randolph 

|im Bersson 

Doug Rowe 

|ohn BifiKS 

Will Smith 

Rich Clary 

Randy Snow 

Skip Carver 

Rich SteKemeren 

Frank Cleaton 

Dick Vogel 

Clinl Cowardin 

Ed Wachtmeister 

Stan Crane 

Kim Wester 

Sieve Dzialo 

Chuck Wielgus 

Steve Friski 

Wake Forresl 





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Rory Frey 
1 Bob Costigan 
lohn Bailey 
Tom Cooke 
Bruce Rambo 
A. C. Aran 
Ace Armstrong 
)im Aldous 
Andy Ash 
Jim Wilder 
Speed Patterson 

Jack Walklet 
Craig Toussaint 
Ed Tucker 
Joey Crowe 
Gregg Bragg 
Jim Read 
Bob Lynch 
Bud Elliot 
Jim Thomas 
Thad Smith 
Win Shackleford 

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Dave Allen 
Charlie Forrest 
Ed Andrews 
Mac Kirkpalrick 
Ed Artiglia 
Bob Bailey 
Fuzzy Patrick 
Brad Allen 
Tom Belton 
|oe Girlando 
Sam Adams 
Charlie Crim 
Ed Frothingham 
George Sebekos 
Gary Souder 
Mike Shriver 
Spence Spence 
Tom Stockebra 
Gary Shick 
Jules Thomas 
Bob Stransky 
Drew Turner 

Willie Wells 
Doug Miles 
Scotty Haas 
Donnie Wheatley 
Kirk Renz 
)erry Kelly 
Paul Dunn 
.Will Wickun 
Tag Scott 
Pete Grojean 


Roanoke College 
Genesa State U. 
West Point (Prepl 

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Richmond Lacrosse 

William and Mary 
Washington and Lee 

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Larry Dempsey 
Mike Gordon 

Bodie Bodenheim 
Mike Carruth 
Craig Rhodes 
Mike Strickler 
Chuck Home 
Chuck VVi 
Tom Norris 
]immy Neale 

Ski Club 

|oe Jenkins 
Sinn Huie 
Tom Maxson 
Randy (ones 
Tag Scott 
Rick Nowitzky 
Charlie Meybin 
Mike Sister 
Billv Richardson 
Scott Kinsev 
Dave Miller 
Steve Waters 


|im Cowardin 
|ohn Patton 
Phil Smith 
Bill Smith 
Bob Sydnor 
Bill Bolt 
Riker Purcell 
Ned Mikula 
Punkin Hill 
|ohn Godfrey 
Herbie Whillex 
George Brooks 
Pal Stone 
|ohn Semmel 
|ohn Riding 
Bo Christensei 
|ohn Knoll 
|im Aldous 
Andy Ash 
Ollie Bucher 
Tommy Cooke 
|oev Crowe 
John Bailey 
Bob Costigan 
Ro\ Fre\ 
|im Wilder 
! ei I larrison 
si.'- e I livelv 
Will Huntley 
|oe Martin 
Pal Moore 
Bruce Pairs 
Rnlfe While 
Ben Dick 
Bob Romm 

|im Wrenn 
Ken Chacey 
John Shackleford 
Luther Holloman 
Mark Anderson 
Bob Beerbower 
Phil Clayton 
Mike Coleman 
Bob Grossman 
Tom Loizzi 
Steve Olvvell 
Tim Hunt 
Tony Rolfe 
Steve Waters 
Gordon Williams 
George Dancigers 
Jerry Acuff 
|im Bailey 
Steve Ballowe 
Sieve Breeding 
Ashley Butler 
|ud Collier 
Mark Conway 
Tom Campbell 
Bob Copty 
Don Cupil 
Kevin Daigh 
John Durst 
Zeke Ellington 
Paul Fraitn 
Steve Good 
Rick Griffith 
Wayne Helpler 
Tom Hallidaj 
Bob Hocklev 
Ted Kirk 

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Tommy Leemon 
Bobby Lockridge 
John Ludl 
Scott Miller 
Rick Minor 
Lee Moon 
Mike North 
Pete Ramsey 
Dave Schrader 
Terry Smilh 
Denny Sullivan 
Murphy Sprinkel 
Mike Sisler 
Mike Teubner 
Rick Thomas 
Colin Trammel 
Busier Yenable 
1 1 in \\ eslbrook 
Rockv Yosl 

lim Sefick 
John Thomas 
Sam Kirby 
fan Essenburg 
|im Gillespie 
Ronnie Lau 
John Ashman 
Bobby Brown 
Paul Dickenson 
Mike Carrulh 
Craig Rhodes 
Chuck Wills 
Bodie Bodenheii 
Jimmy Neale 
Larry Dempsey 
Mike Gordon 

Vern Beitzel 
Frank Clealon 
Alan Cook 
Doug Rovve 
Randy Snow 
Skip Carver 
Tommy Callett 
Steve Friski 
|C Hanks 
Randy Shu 
Mike Baxter 
Bill Collier 
Skip Duncan 
Sieve Sanetti 
Tom Ferguson 
Art Shelfer 
Waite Rawls 

Outstanding Athletes in American Colleges 

Thomas E. Campbell 


Jan L. Essenburg 


Gordon E. Williams 


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Paul M. Dickinson 


Laurence W. Dempsev 

Vernon L. Beitzel 


Mr. Vito E. Ragazzo 

Head Coach. Football 


Mr. David T. Braine 

Mr. George J. Hoi 


Major Walter B. Cormack and 
Major Joseph E. Martin 

Track and Cross-Countrv 

Mr. Thomas H. Sawyer 


Mr. Arnold W. Joyce 


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After several years of close study and evaluation, the Institute 
adopted an intramural system that would be meaningful to the en- 
tire Cadet Corps. Borrowing heavily from those systems found at 
Annapolis and West Point, the new intramural program was de- 
signed to involve every cadet in some form of rigirous physical ac- 
tivity. But all good systems need good management. 

Coach Tom Sawyer of Springfield College was hired to integrate the 
best of what was to be found in the service academies' systems, and 
the final result was the well oiled machine that we find today. Coach 
Sawyer was also instrumental in replacing that age old "drill on the 
Hill" with the excitement of sports during Monday's military duties. 

With the aid of the company tactical officers, the Regimental SI 
and S3. Phil Anderson and Dick Schellhammer. and the two Battal- 
ion S3's. Dick Knight and Tom Clingerman. Coach Sawyer's pro- 
gram jumped off to a good start in early September. There were 
fierce competitive battles between all of the companies, and these 
were not restricted to the traditional sports — football, basketball, 
and volleyball. New sports were introduced; sports that were not 
designed to give advantages to men with certain physical attributes. 
And this could be seen at the end of the three seasons — all of the 
companies were closely matched in the Commandant's Cup compe- 

With the end of the year, we can look back to one of the most sig- 
nificant changes at VMI, with a great deal of satisfaction. The intra- 
mural system is here to stay, and the leadership experience offered 
to the Cadets through the many positions in the system, can only be 
to the long range benefit of the Corps. 

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That brief interlude, that touch 
of velvet . . . moments to remem- 
ber as a welcome pause in the 
day to day grind on The Hill. 


The passing of time posseses him, the minutes before 
the seclusion with her, frills and pomp and then . . . 


Comfortable intoxication, from her, from drink, from reprieve. 
Infrequent, oasis-like in a desert of days. 

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He grasps for a fraternal comparison, the disguised 
accomodations for daily remittance. 

Coffee talk wars and the blare of T.V. 
Difficult substitutes that make do. 

Straddling the yawn of loneliness and routine, changes 
that hardly disturb the argument but interrupt the 
wont of lonely reflection. Denying the uniqueness of 
conditions and leaving ... or only seeks that offered 
by the rigid reservations — he smiles over his plight 
. . . submits to his thoughts . . . succumbs. 


It's finished. For one full year, my staff and I 
have looked forward to the culmination of 
our endeavors which are represented in this 
book you are now reading. To us this book is 
more than just a collection of pages intricately 
bound together within a protective and pleasing 
cover. This book represents an experience of 
working with people from which every man 
involved learned something of value; be it posi- 
tive or negative. We hope that we have ac- 
complished our job satisfactorily. We tried. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank 
the people who were particularly helpful in the 
production of this work. Thanks go to Waite 
Rawls, that "Hot Dog" Business Manager, who 
kept track of the money which made this volume 
possible. Chuck Thompson is owed a special 
note of praise. His dedicated work and unselfish 
time spent in jobs varying from layout to writing 
permits are sincerely appreciated. Thanks go 
to Jack Kern, our departed but devoted photog- 
raphy chief and his trusty sidekick, McRae 
Turner. Thanks also go to Tom Morehouse for 
his layout abilities and Bill Huffman for his 
excellent job done in working with Andre's. 
Others deserving credit are Randy Jones, Dave 
Miller, Dave Pittman, Sam Truette, Butch Brad- 
shaw, Jim Adams, Meredith Barkley, Joe Looney, 
and Tuck Bowie. 

The Administration deserves a special word 
of praise. Without their understanding of our 
peculiar problems, I doubt that we could have 
retained our sanity. We hope that the result was 
worth their and everyone else's effort. 




Old Salem Townhouse Apartments 



Cabaniss Construction Corporation 

Congratulations to the 
Class of 1970 

Costen Lumber Company 

2030 Jennie Scher Road 
Richmond, Virginia 



General Contractors 


J. Ed. Denver & Sons, Inc. 




Compliments of 




Compliments of 

Roanoke, Virginia 






make the 
nation's business 

Because you seek a career with challenge. 
Purpose. You want to help. And 
you want to get involved. 

You'll find opportunity and fulfillment in private business, 
built on the capitalistic system that has given us the world's 
highest living standards. 

American business continually searches for new and 
improved products, for better ways to do things, and keep 
costs down. Wherever there are problems to solve — in our 
cities, in space, under the sea — private enterprise responds 
with the talent and resources to bring about efficient, work- 
able solutions. 

Your work and achievement in the corporate community 
can be satisfying and rewarding, your contribution 
important. Check into opportunities in business enterprise. 








B O X L E Y 


Seven Plants Located on N. & W. and A. C. L. Railroads 

Blue Ridge, Va. 
Bluefield, Va. 

Lynchburg, Va. 
Skippers, Va. 
Raleigh, N.C. 

Martinsville, Va. 
Pounding Mill, Va. 


Virginia's Most Exclusive Men's Stores 





Waxes, Cleaners, Seal-. For All Floo 


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Hurt, Virginia 24563 


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7th and Stockton Sts., Richmond, Va. 23211 
Phone 232-4551 

Clifford Miller, Jr. '28 

Lewis N. Miller '32 
\ ice-President - Treasurer 

Thomas G. Winston '45 

Quality Products Since 1897 


Meeting a variety of residential, 
mass housing and industrial needs. 

• WOOD PRODUCTS DIVISION Bottle boxes and field crates. 

• DISPLAY DIVISION Point of purchase displays. 

• MILLER HOMES A complete line of manufactured homes 

and roof trusses. 

Compliments of 


735 Granby St. 

3 Main Plaza East 

Norfolk, Va 

State Planters 

United Virginia 

We're part of a group of ten banks. 

Now as a member of this statewide group, United Virginia Bank 
is part of our name. And we have a lot going for us. Such as expert 
advice from loan and other financial specialists both here and 
abroad. And our centralized computer which speeds up all our full 
banking services. Then there's our United Virginia BankAmericard. 

What's more, we have access to more money than ever before. 
So we can finance industry, commerce and agri-business right here 
in this area. 

And now, if you ever have to move, you'll find a United Virginia 
Banker in some 88 offices throughout the state. 

But the nicest part of all this is that the same efficient people will 
be handling all of your banking needs. Drop in today and ask your 
United Virginia Banker some questions. He'll be glad to give you 
some very satisfying answers. 

And don't forget to call us by our new name. Member fdic 

We're united to help you grow financially. 

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the interviewer 

won't tell you 

General Electric. 

He won't tell you about all the job opportunities 
we have for college graduates. 

Not that he wouldn't like to. 

It's just that there are too many jobs and too 
little time. 

In a half-hour interview our man couldn't begin 
to outline the scope and diversity of the opportuni- 
ties we offer. Opportunities for engineering, sci- 
ence, business and liberal arts majors. 

That's why we published a brochure called 
"Career Opportunities at General Electric." 

It tells you about our markets, our products, our 

business philosophy and our benefit programs. 

And, in plain language, it tells you exactly how 
and where a person with your qualifications can 
start a career with General Electric. It even gives 
you the first step in starting a career with us — a 
Personal Information Form for you to fill out. 

If you like what the brochure tells you about us, 
why not tell us about you? Our interviewer will be 
on campus soon. 




Salem, Virginia 

An equal opportunity employer 

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CLASS OF 1970, 71, 72 & 73 

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jVa*6vi&, ^nn. 37202 

Zion X Roads, Virginia 

Nashville, Tennessee 


A Dominion Bankshares Bank 

Telephone 855-3391 

Norfolk Marine Company 


5221 Virginia Beach Boulevard • Norfolk, Virginia 23502 





make the 
nation's business 

Because you seek a career with challenge. 
Purpose. You want to help. And 
you want to get involved. 

You'll find opportunity and fulfillment in private business, 
built on the capitalistic system that has given us the world's 
highest living standards. 

American business continually searches for new and 
improved products, for better ways to do things, and keep 
costs down. Wherever there are problems to solve — in our 
cities, in space, under the sea — private enterprise responds 
with the talent and resources to bring about efficient, work- 
able solutions. 

Your work and achievement in the corporate community 
can be satisfying and rewarding, your contribution 
important. Check into opportunities in business enterprise. 


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717 Main St. Dial 846-4639 




Altavista, Va. 

Compliments of 

Armfield, Harrison, & Thomas 

Leesburg, Va. 


Hooker Furniture Corp. 


Austin Brockenbraugh & Associates 


Water Supply, Water Purification, Water 
Distribution, Drainage, Sewage Disposal, 
Sewage Systems 


JAMES A. WHITT, Partner 

114 East Cary Ctreet— Phone Milton 3-3041 







Compliments of PRES BROWN'S 

The Roanokers 

The Roanoker Cafeteria 
Roanoke-Salem Plaza 

The Roanoker Restaurant 

Tower Shopping Center 

Roanoke, Virginia 


Moon Engineering 
Co., Inc. 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Bill Thomas 



John Sims, Assoc. 

Richmond, Va. 


P. O. BOX 2-R 

RICHMOND. VA. 23204 

Compliments of 


Richmond, Virginia 


S. Lewis Lionberger Co. 

—(jenetal Contractor 


Builder of 



1205 East Main Street 
Richmond, Virginia 
General Insurance 

Red's Marine & 
Supply Co. 

Portsmouth, Virginia 
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lawrence 

Class of "70" 34i 



Discover for yourself the magic and 
beauty of this underland wonderland 








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Lynchburg, Virginia 

Robert E. Lee Hotel 





Class of "70" 


Richmond, Virginia 

Class of 1970 


Richmond, Virginia 

Caskie Paper Co., Inc. 


A Paper For Every Purpose 

Think of us as a small 
merchandising company today. 
But watch out for us tomorrow. 


The Stuart McGuire Company, Inc. 

115 Brand Road • Salem, Virginia 24153 

Where growth is the "in" word. 

Lexington - Hardware 


The original tool Shed 




Most people know us 
for gasoline. And we 
don't even make it. 
We do make: 

plastic packaging film, diesel additives, 

fine paper, ignition control compounds, 

vinyl polymers and monomers, 

plastic bottles and packages, 

fuel detergents, plastic lake liners, 

sewerage filter components, mulch film, 

dry cleaning fluids, PVC pipe, 

rubber additives, reinforced building film, 

degreasing solvents, aluminum alkyls, 

antioxidants, primary alcohols, 

caustic soda, aluminum extrusions, 

metallic sodium, chlorine, 

chemical intermediates, combustion improvers. 

Ethyl Corporation^) 

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With Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato 

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308 West Cary Street 


15 N Main Lex 463-2834 

Milton 3-5357 

Yes, since 1882 we have taken pride in serving 
the men of VMI, their families and friends. 

Today we are proud of the tradition which we 
have attained for hospitality, service and ele- 
gance. Yet we are continually striving for 
new and better ways to serve. 

It isn't likely that you are going to turn back 
the clock — it isn't likely that you will return 
to any period of the past — it isn't likely that 
conditions will ever be just as they once were. 
Life and Time move in but one direction and we 
move with it. 

Be aware of the fact that you cannot separate your- 
self from the time in which you are living — Decide 
now to become a part of it and work to improve it. 


Hotel Roanoke 



General Manager 


Bleached Products Division 

Building Products Division 


Compliments of 




Virginia Beach Boulevard 
Norfolk, Virginia 



Augusta Stone Corp. 

Staunton, Virginia 

Boscobel Granite Corp. 

Richmond, Virginia 

Burkeville Stone Corp. 

Burkeville, Virginia 


Charlottesville Stone Corp. 

Charlottesville, Virginia 



Producers of 



P. 0. Box 7155 


OFFICE: EL 3-3901 — NIGHT 282-6387 

Fairfax Quarries, Inc. 

Fairfax, Virginia 


Rockville Stone Corp. 

Rockville, Virginia 






Compliments of 











TELEPHONE 562-3115 




Compliments Of 

A Friend of '65 

Haywood's Launderers and Cleaners 

A Richmond Friend 

A Good Friend 

Class of '32 

North Coal Co. 

Lynchburg, Va. 

Schewel Furniture Co. 

Lexington, Va. 

Lynchburg Federal Savings and Loan 

The Southern Kitchen 

New Market, Va. 


New Market, Va. 

William Cameras' Diamonds Ltd. 

Richmond, Va. 

Waldo Paint and Supply Corp. 

Portsmouth, Va. 

The Lyric Cinema 

Home Of 

Fine Art, Domestic and Foreign Films 

Lexington, Virginia 

J. F. Allen Co. 


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Clarksburg, W. Va. 

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President — J. F. Allen '33 

Roanoke's Pioneer 

Ready Mix Firm 


Electronically Controlled 


Now Serving Roanoke, Salem, Vinton 


and Roanoke County from Three 

Modern Plants 


JIM SATTERFIELD, '42, General Sales Manager 

Portsmouth, Virginia 


Institute Foods 


Canned, Frozen and Paper Products 

"All Forms of Insurance" 

Lexington, Virginia 


Scott S. Huger Class of 1922 


Benjamin Huger, Jr., Class of 1934 

PHONE 353-0146 

George D. Huger Class of 1962 

2309 Westwood Ave. P.O. Box 6713 





When In Richmond 

Stay at the 

Executive Motor Hotel 

5215 West Broad Street 

Sincere Best Wishes to the Class of 


College Entertainment Associates, Inc. 

Stan Rubin, President 

300 West 55th St., New York, N.Y. 10019 

beginning its 5th year serving the 
VMI Hop Committee 

In Jacob Reed's uniforms, hidden 
hand stitching makes the difference! 

That difference means lasting character in every 

uniform, for these hand stitches, though hidden, 

are carefully placed by our master tailors to 

mold and hold its shape for many years. 


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America's OLDEST and FOREMOST Makers of 
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The Class of 1970 


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Chicago, Illinois 


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United Virginia 

Main Office 

S. Main Branch 


Full Service Bank 

Member F.D.I.C. 


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Lexington, Va. 




Dairy Products 

Maple Rock Distributors, Inc. 

Lexington, Va. 

Lexington Optical Company 






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you can call long distance station to station and talk 3 

minutes for $1.00 or less plus tax anywhere in the United 


Calling is easy so call the loved ones often, they welcome 

the sound of your voice. 

* Except Hawaii and Alaska 


Virginia telephone & telegraph company 

121 South Main Street 



Lexington, Virginia 
Fine Clothes For Men 

Roger Hart, '72 

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Lear Jet 





For Formal or State Functions 

Compliments of 


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or Just a Bite with the Guys 




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